Recorder’s Office Moves to Fourth Floor of Administration Building

The King County Recorder’s Office is now located on the fourth floor of the King County Administration Building, making it easier for customers to access documents, records, and marriage licenses and certificates.

The Recorder’s Office made the move from the third floor of the Administration Building to put its services in easy reach of customers who enter the building from Fifth Avenue.

“Our previous location on the third floor of the Administration Building was not easy for some customers to find, and the third floor had a split level with two separate customer service counters,” said Norm Alberg, Director of the Records and Licensing Services Division. “By moving to the fourth floor, we are making our services more accessible and efficient for customers and combining to a single counter.  In addition to improving customer access, we reduced our square footage.”

Alberg thanked the employees in Facilities Management Division who ensured that the transition occurred with minimal disruption to customer.

Recorders Office 2“We’d like to recognize the efforts of the Facilities Management Division for the design and implementation of the improved space, move from the 3rd floor, and meeting the project deadline in a tight timeframe,” Alberg said. “We were serving customers on the 3rd floor until close of business on Friday and opened up, ready for customers on Monday morning.”

The Recorder’s Office records and provides access to over 350 types of documents, including:

  • Real estate documents (deeds, mortgage documents, real estate tax affidavits, etc.)
  • Survey, condominium and plat maps
  • Liens
  • Marriage applications and certificates
  • Miscellaneous documents (powers of attorney, wills, community property agreements, military discharge papers, etc.)

The Recorder’s Office joins the Licensing Section’s Vehicle and Vessel Licensing on the fourth floor, part of the Department of Executive Services’ Records and Licensing Services Division (RALS). The new address is 500 Fourth Ave., Suite 430, Seattle, WA 98104.