Due to budget restraints in King and Snohomish Counties, the recorders office will be closed this Friday and will not reopen until Tuesday (due to Memorial Day). This means that if you are buying, selling or refinancing a home; the Deed or new mortgage (Deed of Trust) cannot be recorded on these dates. Pierce County's recorders office will remain open Friday, May 22, 2009.
The Talon Group has calendars available with recording schedules for King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties–click here. Each county is doing their own thing to their respective budgets. Just last month, Snohomish County announced that they are closing early on Friday's (if they are not on furlough).
If you have a transaction scheduled to close on property located in King or Snohomish Counties this Friday, May 22, you may want to check with your real estate and mortgage professionals.