**Notice: Due to system upgrades, you may experience intermittent outages on our searchable recorded documents website beginning at 4:40 p.m., Friday December 7, through early Monday morning, December 10.

We have exciting news!

We are piloting a new workflow.  We now offer same day document return for walk-in customers recording documents.  Our new workflow allows us to record, scan and immediately return the document to the customer.

What does this mean to you?

Customers bringing documents to be recorded may have the documents returned the same day immediately after being recorded.  The document won’t be mailed since it has been returned to the person recording the document.

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 companies
  • 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.

Name change documents are available at our office from July 1991 to present.  Name Change documents prior to July of 1991 are available from Superior Court.

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 - For privacy concerns images are not displayed that could contain sensitive information such as social security numbers or mother's maiden name.

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


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