What is a multiple title document?
A multiple title document is a single document that contains more than one transaction, where each transaction could stand on its own and requires separate entries in our index. Per RCW 36.18.010 each transaction in a single document that meets this definition requires a separate recording fee.
The fee is calculated for each type of transaction/title listed on your document. For example, a document is submitted for recording titled "Deed of Trust & Assignment of Rents" containing 8 pages. There are two transactions, a Deed of Trust and an Assignment of Rents, and each could stand on its own as a separate document. The fee will be $74.00 + $73.00 +$7.00 (for the 7 additional pages) totaling $154.00.
Another example could be a one page "Release of Lien" document submitted referencing three separate recorded lien documents. The document is prepared as one document but it could be submitted as three separate documents titled "Release of Lien". All three documents require full indexing. The fee for this document would be $219.00, $73.00 for each lien to be released.
You can help minimize the confusion of multiple title documents by being very clear about what the intent of your document is, and how many actions it contains.

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1. Where do I obtain a form for recording purposes?
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3. How do I remove or add a name from my property?
4. How do I transfer property?
5. How do I do a title search?
6. What does the Auditors Office staff look for in a legal document?
7. How can I tell if my documents are correct before I record them?
8. What is a multiple title document?
9. I received a document in the mail that says Reconveyance on it, what is it?
10. How do I get a copy of my deed (or any other recorded instrument)?
11. Do you accept faxed requests?
12. How long does it take for a document to be recorded and returned by mail?
13. Can I search property records to find the owner of a parcel when I only have the address?
14. Can you tell me who the owner of a piece of property is by parcel number or street address?
15. Do you have birth and death records?
16. Where do I obtain information regarding divorce or probate records?
17. How do I find out about property tax information?
18. What do I need to view the recorded documents online?
19. Are there document types that are restricted from viewing online?
20. How long between when a document is recorded and when it is available on your website?
21. Why was no image available for the document I tried to view online?
22. Why are documents watermarked with Unofficial Document?
23. I don’t want to have my documents appear on the website, can I have them removed from view?
24. Can I record my document electronically?