Recording Fees


  • Recording Fee Schedule (add hyperlink to schedule) – Eff          
  • Efective  July 28, 2019

Payment Options

  1. Cash
  2. Checks - made payable to the Grays Harbor County Auditor for the exact amount


Recording Fee Disbursement

Recording fees are set by state statute, and are dispersed to various funds and programs as legislated. Do not rely on this list to calculate Recording fees. The list below references fees effective 7-28-2019.

Fund or Program

Portion of Recording Fee

County General Fund - This $5 portion plus the fee for any extra pages is directed to the County General Fund to offset the expense of providing staff and equipment for the Recording Department. This amount has not changed since 1985!


Preservation Fund - County Officials use this fund to promote the accessibility and preservation of permanent documents. Projects that create scanned images from older, fragile, or irreplaceable originals are an example of the use of these funds. One dollar of this fund is distributed by the commissioners for community historical programs. RCW 36.22.170


State Archives - Document storage in a climate-controlled environment and guidance in preparation of disaster recovery plans are among their services. A new digital archive also preserves electronic documentation. Use of these services is open to all Washington State municipalities, and includes grant funding for local government archival projects. RCW 36.22.175


Housing Surcharges -
$13 funds programs to increase affordable housing (RCW 36.22.178).
$70 helps fund programs intended to reduce homelessness. RCWs 36.22.178, 36.22.179, 36.22.1791


Urban Planning Surcharge – Delivered to the State of Washington


Total = Page one recording fee, Basic Fee (most document titles), Effective July 28, 2019