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Recording


About the Recording Division

The County Auditor or Recording Officer is considered the "Custodians of Land Records".

The Recording Division records all documents that affect real property/real estate and maintains them for public record.  Documents need to be recorded in the County in which the land or any portion of land is situated.

Tomi Elliott, Recorder

Contact Information:

Clallam County Auditor
223 E. 4th St., Suite 1
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: (360) 417-2220

Email:

The significance of recording a document is to give notice of the subject matter of the document to the public. Once recorded, a document becomes part of the official records of Clallam County and is considered a permanent record.

The types of documents recorded are:
  • Real Estate Documents
  • Surveys, Short Plats, Plats, Condos, Large Lot Subdivisions
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Name Changes
  • Military DD-214

Documents NOT recorded by the Recording Division:

  • Birth and Death Certificates - Contact the Health Department at (360) 417-2411
  • Court Records, including Divorce Decrees - Contact the County Clerk at (360) 417-2231

We also administer and issue Marriage Licenses and various other licenses.

Online Document Search

The Online Document Search is an online information retrieval system. Its primary purpose is to search for and display information about recorded documents in the Auditor's Office. Recorded documents are of "Public Record" and include all Real Estate documents, as well as several other miscellaneous document types. Court documents are excluded from this index.

Useful Links

Recording Requirements
Recording Fees - beginning July 1, 2019
Recording Fees - beginning July 28, 2019
Cover Sheet
e-Recording
Marriage Licenses