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Auditor - Recording

Posted on: May 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Recording Fee Increase Starting July 25, 2021

Effective July 25, the fee to record a one-page document will be $203.50, except those documents exempt under state law.   A complete list of recording fees is posted on our website at:  http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/1864/Recording-Fees .

The Washington State Legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1277 adding the $100.00 surcharge to fund these programs: 

  • Affordable housing including operations, maintenance, and service costs supporting permanent housing.
  • Landlord mitigation program.
  • Home security including project-based vouchers for nonprofit housing providers/public housing authorities, housing services, rapid rehousing, emergency housing, or acquisition. 

 

Contact Stacy Henthorn for questions at 360-778-5130.
 

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