Recording Information



You may call our office to make an appointment, or schedule an appointment online, to record your documents.

If you have documents that need to be recorded, you may consider eRecording as an option. Here are vendors we currently receive documents from:

CSC eRecording
CSC provides a web-based eRecording solution that enables submitters to electronically record real estate documents.
- Phone: (866) 652-0111
- Email: erecording [at]

Simplifile eRecording
Simplifile makes it easy to e-record all of your deeds, mortgages, and other documents online.
- Phone: (800) 460-5657
- Email: support [at]
- Website:


Recording hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays. Documents received after 4:30 p.m. will be recorded the next business day. Our mailing address and physical location are: Clatsop County Clerk, 820 Exchange St., Suite 220, Astoria, OR 97103. When mailing a request, please include the document number and the year of recordation. Please see recording fee schedule for recording and mailing costs. Please make checks payable to: Clatsop County Clerk. We cannot process your request without the correct payment.

This office cannot:

  • Give legal advice.
  • Provide blank forms.
  • Help fill out forms. If you need help you should contact an attorney or title company.
  • Suggest what type of forms to use.
  • Accept illegible, smeared documents that may not provide a readable scanned image.
  • Record documents other than those specified by Oregon Statutes.
  • Provide birth, death and court records (including divorce decrees).

Housing Authority Tax (HAT) Fee
HB 4007 – Effective June 2, 2018 Fee to increased an additional $40

This applied to all instruments EXCEPT for:

  • Military Discharges (DD214)
  • Federal documents
  • County internal document not usually charged a recording fee,
  • Documents required under ORS 517.210 to maintain mining claims
  • Warrants issued by Employment Department pursuant to ORS 657.396, 657.642 and 657.646
  • A certified copy of a judgment
  • A lien record abstract as described in ORS 18.170
  • A satisfaction of a judgment, including a judgment noticed by recordation of a lien record abstract
  • Department of Revenue documents and tax collectors.