Snohomish County Recording launches recorded document notification system

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Snohomish County Recording launched a new recorded document notification tool to assist county residents and customers. The system notifies participants when a document is recorded in their name or for their property, according to a news release from the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.

Registration to use the recorded document notification system is free.

“While fraudulent recording of property documents is rare, this system will provide our customers with an option to monitor recorded document activity in their name or with their property,” stated County Auditor Garth Fell. “If a property owner is notified that an unexpected document has been recorded, we recommend that they seek legal advice.”

Recent television advertisements have raised concern about property fraud across the country and recording system vendors have responded by offering various systems that county recording offices can employ to help mitigate property fraud fears.

To register for the recorded document notification system, a participant provides an email address, a property parcel number and/or a first and last name. After completing the registration process, the participant will receive an email each time a document is recorded that contains the registered parcel number and/or name.

Activities that frequently result in a document being recorded with the county include the sale of a property, the satisfaction of a mortgage, the transfer of ownership, or any lien or foreclosure activity.

Snohomish County Recording will be promoting its new system on its website, to title companies, realtors, banks, and mortgage companies to help spread the word to property owners.

For registration instructions visit and follow the link to the “Recorded Document Notification System.”

  1. On a rare occasion the government does something worthwhile you know like public protection. Now if we could just get government to have good ideas about a lot of other things, I won’t hold my breath.

  2. We’d be back in the Wild West without government – dirt roads, violence, the possibility of unsafe food, child labor, unchecked violence, no social care of the poor – the Good Old Days before government did something worthwhile!

    1. Government is a necessary thing no doubt our type of government has created a great society but for a while now I think they have lost our way. Do you suggest greater government control and taxation will generally improve the life of the average person? Our type of limited government has led to the quality of life attainable by few in the world but somehow it needs to be transformed because it doesn’t serve its people well enough? Please let me know where I wanted to go back in time and institute policies from the past? Are the current trends of soft on crime and the allowance of many crimes and the rapid rise in taxes beneficial to our society? For every good thing government does should we suffer from many more bad ideas because everything old is bad?

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