Auditor

Wahkiakum County Courthouse Sketch

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Auditor's Office lobby is closed to the public. We continue to offer all services, however some specific transactions may require appointments. 

Licensing- Customers are encouraged to renew their tabs through the mail, online or drop off their notice with payment included. Tabs will be mailed to customers.

Renew Vehicle Registration-Tabs 

For any licensing needs that require in-person interaction and/or notarized signatures, our office is scheduling appointments daily, Monday-Friday. Please call the office to make arrangements. 

Recording- Please mail in documents with payment included, or drop off in the drop box. If customers would like to complete their recording needs in person, please call to schedule an appointment.

Elections- Many functions of elections can be done so online or via mail. Voter registrations can be mailed to our office, or voters can register to vote online. You may also update or change your voter information online. 

Online Voter Portal 

Contact (360) 795-3219

Drop Box: Located in front of the Courthouse, by the Superior Court entrance

Please call with any questions. Our staff is ready to help!


Services Offered:

Financial

The Auditor’s Office maintains the official financial records for Wahkiakum County. This includes keeping warrant registers, processing and maintaining payroll and all related records, preparing and monitoring the county budget, including supplements, and preparation of financial reports.

The Auditor must audit all bills for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. It must be confirmed that there are adequate funds to cover the payments in the proper departmental budgets. The Auditor’s Office also provides payroll and accounts payable services to Wahkiakum County’s Junior Taxing Districts.

Elections

Wahkiakum County is an entirely “Vote by Mail” county. You can register to vote or obtain information at our office or on our Elections page.

Licensing

Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office is a registered agent for Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL). We provide a variety of services including, but not limited to: title transfers, registration renewals, trip permits, disabled parking permits, tonnage for trucks, mobile home titling and mobile home elimination. For additional information or services, go to the Department of Licensing (DOL) website.

Marriage Licenses can be applied for in person at the Auditor’s Office. Both parties must be present. The License is not valid until three days after the application is made and then it expires after 60 days.

Recording

Documents recorded by the Auditor include, but are not limited to, deeds, real estate contracts, liens and other written instruments which are required by law to be recorded in the county. Once recorded, the document is accessible to the public. Copies of recorded documents are available for a fee.

The fees for recording documents vary depending on the document type. Please be aware that there are state mandated requirements that forms must meet prior to being recorded.