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We cannot provide forms or notarize signatures as this constitutes "legal advice," The auditor and staff are prohibited by statute from providing legal advice. Documents must be presented for recording as they are intended for public record.
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Original birth and death records after 1907 are maintained by the Regional Health District, Vital Statistics Office at 360-678-7351. There are only a few original records beginning with 1891 through 1907 available in the recording department.
Please contact the Clerks Office at 360-679-7359, option 6, for information regarding these items.
Wills can be recorded for public record, but it is not advised. To probate a will, contact the Clerks Office at 360-679-7359, option 6.
The recording office records Real Estate documents, liens, military discharges, maps and surveys. Copies of these documents are available for a fee. We also issue marriage licenses and county business licenses. For information regarding city business licenses, contact the city in which your business will be located. For state business licenses, call 360-664-1400.