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Recording a Document

Recording requirements and processes.

How to record a document

  • Provide a legible original document.
  • The first page must have a 3-inch x 3-inch space in the top right-hand corner for recording information. If there's not enough space you will be charged an extra page fee of $5.00.
  • You can bring your document to our office or mail it with the appropriate fee included. Please contact us to verify the amount.


  • A typical recording fee is $81.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. Special cases may have different fees.
  • All recording fees are required to be paid at the time of recording.


  • We accept cash, checks, money order, debit & most credit cards.
  • Debit & credit cards will be processed with an additional fee of 2.45% (minimum $1.50).

Electronic signatures

Per ORS 93.804, as of January 1, 2020 the Washington County Recording office will accept electronic signatures & notaries on documents submitted for recording. By submitting documents with electronic signatures for recording, you are certifying that the document contains the original signatures.


Washington County Recording Office

155 N First Avenue
Room 130
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
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