Please note that we track ownership changes for property tax purposes only. If you have questions about the legal ownership of a property contact a title company or attorney.
Ownership changes due to marriage, death, divorce, or other court orders require specific documentation:
- Marriage: You must record a deed to change to a new married name.
- Death: Record a certified copy of the Short Form Death Certificate.
- Divorce: If the divorce was filed in Washington County, we can look up the information. If the divorce occurred in another county you must provide a copy of the entire decree. Our property records will be changed to reflect the ownership as defined in the decree.
For all other ownership changes you must record a deed to add or remove names.
Visit the Recording page to learn how to record a document.
Please note - ownership changes cannot be done over the phone.
Department of Assessment & Taxation - Cartography Section
Suite 200, MS 9
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124