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Recorded Documents
Please note the following office cut-off times for recording:
  • 3:30 p.m. for excise work submitted by title companies
  • 4:00 p.m. for non-excise work submitted by title 
  • 4:30 p.m. document recordings by the general public

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and other vital statistics are obtained through the Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department
Recording Requirements 

Recording Cover Sheet

Recording Fees

Excise Tax Information

Foreclosure Information

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Some images of the documents recorded are available back to January 1, 1984. Certain document types you will find an index only. Documents that contain or may contain sensitive information, such as social security number, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, etc., are not available online.

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Requesting Documents
To request certified copies of documents or regular copies of documents that are not available online, please mail a written request, including payment, to the following address:
Pierce County Auditor's Office
Attn: Recording Copies
2401 South 35th St, Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
If you have questions about requesting documents please call (253) 798-7440 during regular business hours.

Index & Images Available Online

  • Deeds
  • Appointment of trustees
  • Assignments
  • Bills of sale
  • Contracts
  • Covenants
  • Easements
  • Foreclosure documents
  • Leases
  • Maintenance agreements
  • Maps
  • Mortgage documents
  • Substitution of trustees
  • Title eliminations

Index ONLY Available Online

  • Name change documents
  • Power of attorneys
  • Satisfaction of Liens
  • Satisfactions of judgment
  • UCC documents

The Public Disclosure database is available here.

New! Did you know you can do a parcel search through CountyGIS? Click here for a comprehensive list of documents available. (Note: Available documents may not be up to date.)

Contact Us
Auditor's Office
2401 S. 35th St.
Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
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(253) 798-7440


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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