Notice: The Kitsap County Recording desk will be on reduced staffing Sept. 9 - 12 while staff members attend state-required training. We recommend our customers use one of the eRecording options during that time, if at all possible. The Recording desk will be staffed for all hours we are open during those dates, but lines could be longer. Thank you for your patience.

    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.

    Document Recording

    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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Veterans Records

    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.

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  • Search recorded documents, land records, marriage and survey maps.
    NOTE: All documents are indexed at the time of recording.
  • Document Copies Available online: ClerkePass allows you to electronically send and receive certified or non-certified documents with digital certificate encryption.
  • Copy Request (Mail-in Form) This is a PDF form that allows you to specify which copies you need and lists the required fees.
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