Recorded Document Search.

Documents are available for search online through the Recorded Document Search. All documents that can be viewed online have had Social Security numbers redacted; the numbers are not viewable. 

All documents are indexed by names in the document (grantor/grantee), auditor file number, document date, and document type(s). Documents recorded after January 1, 1997 are also indexed by Assessor's parcel number and the property's legal description. To view or research recorded documents:

  • 1976 - Present:   Document images and index information can be viewed online. 
  • 1853 - 1975:   Document images and index information is available on microfilm in the Auditor's Office Public Research area.

Veteran records are not accessible online and are available only to the veteran or veteran's next of kin. More information about service records.

Marriage Documents

Marriage applications and certificates issued in Whatcom County are indexed by the names of the couple and the date of marriage, and can be researched in the following ways:

  • 1891 to Present:   Index data only (names, dates) is available online from our Marriage Search site.
  • 1869 to Present:   Indexes and images are available in the Auditor's Office Public Research area.
  • 1891 to 1995:  Marriage certificates are also available from the Washington State Digital Archives     

Other Vital Records

Birth and death records can be obtained from the Whatcom County Health Department. For further information contact the Health Department.