Most services can be completed online or by mail. You may contact us using the
Online Question and Service form.
Kitsap County Recording is a division of the Kitsap County Auditor. Document recording is an essential function of your county government to ensure that legal ownership is filed and accessible. We also provide you with an extensive, historical search capability for all public records and state archives.
We must adhere to two Revised Code of Washington: Title 36 Counties and Title 65 Recordings, Registration, and Legal Publications. The
Kitsap County Auditor and Deputy Auditors are not attorneys, therefore, cannot give legal advice. Our specific duties focus on proper fees being tendered, the instrument contains the document title(s), the instrument is acknowledged, names and signatures are included on the instrument, indexing information is complete, legal formatting requirements are met, and the instrument is legible for reproduction.
Here are some useful links:
Checklist for Recording Documents: A useful form to make sure you've completed all the steps to recording a document.
e-Recording: The Auditor's Office
offers e-recording technology, the industry standard for delivering public documents for recording in electronic format. This is the fastest and easiest way to officially record your documents.
Fee Schedule: These are all the fees you may have to pay for recording, exceptions, maps, and certified copies. Effective July 28th, 2019. You may download the fee schedule as a PDF file (1 page, 560 KB).Fee increase coming July 25 The recording fee for most documents in Washington State will increase by $100 per document.
Recording Requirements: These are all the requirements that you must fulfill in order to avoid delay and frustration.
Cover Sheet: This is a
PDF file (1 page, 33 KB) that you may fill out and submit online or print and mail.
Cover Sheet Non-standard: This is a
PDF file (1 page, 66 KB) that you may fill out and submit online or print and mail.
Abbreviated Legal Descriptions: These are examples for you to follow to match legal descriptions and format.
Restrictive Covenant Modification: Some properties have covenants from decades ago that are no longer legally enforceable.
You are a valuable part of our community and we appreciate your service to our country. You may request exemption records, public disclosure exemption requests, and veteran separation exemptions.
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has links to a host of
records and request forms that will serve you.