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Grant County Recording

 

 

The recording department is charged with recording real estate documents, liens, military discharges, maps, and surveys. The recording department also issues marriage licenses. Copies of any recorded document can also be obtained through this department for a fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the recording department supply blank documents or forms?

    • No, we do not provide blank documents or forms.
       

  • Does the recording department have birth and death certificates?

    • Original birth and death records after 1907 are maintained by the Regional Health District, Vital Statistics Office at (509) 754-6060. You can also obtain a death certificate by clicking on the following link Vital Records
       

  • Would the recording department accept the National UCC Form for recordation?

    • Yes, the recording department will record the national form with the standard document fee of $72.00 for the first page and a $1.00 for each additional page.
       

  • Where do I obtain information regarding divorce or probate records?

    • Please contact the Clerks Office at (509) 754-2011 x430.
       

  • What kinds of documents are recorded in the recording department?

    • 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.
       

  • What are the recording fees?

  • All documents must follow a certain format. See the following standardization guide for formatting criteria.

     

Marriage Information

 

Marriage license fee is $55.00. We can only accept checks or cash. At this time, we are unable to process credit or debit cards.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and provide a current picture ID, such as a Driver's License, State ID card, Military ID, or Passport. The ceremony must be performed between three and 60 days after the date of issuance. 

 

The person performing the ceremony must be a judge, a retired judge, or an ordained minister. Applicants are responsible for obtaining an officiate to perform the ceremony.  You may contact the Superior Court (509) 754-2011 x444 or the District Court (509) 754-2011 x628 to obtain an appointment for a judge to perform the ceremony.

 

You may obtain a license at our office at 35 C St NW, Grant, WA. We are open to apply for a license Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays.

 

You do not need to apply for the marriage license in the county you live, or the county you are getting married.  You may apply for the marriage license in any Washington County, as long as the ceremony is being performed in the state of Washington.

 

Grant County Marriage Certificates from 1909 to 1930 and Marriage Returns from 1909 to 1910 have been scanned and indexed, and are available for online viewing and ordering at www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.  The scanning and indexing process for Marriage Certificates is ongoing, from oldest to newest. 

 

Grant County Marriage Certificates from 1909 to 2002, as well as Marriage Returns from 1909 to 1943, are available through the Washington State Archives Central Branch in Ellensburg (archives@cwu.edu, 509-963-2136), which holds the originals of these records.

 

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