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Auditor:

Dolores Gilmore

Address:

614 Division St, MS-31
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone:

360.337.4935

Office Hours:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday


Document Searching

You can perform searches by entering one or more pieces of information about a document. For example, if you know a person's name, you can simply enter it into the Grantor or Grantee field. If you know the date range of the document, you may also enter it. The more information you enter, the more focused the search results will be.

Document Type

If you would like to see only certain types of documents, you can uncheck the 'Search All Types' box and then select the type of document from the list. You can select multiple types by holding down the Ctrl or Shift key while clicking.

Document Number

If you know the Document Number, you can simply enter it and press enter.

Date Range

You can enter a date range to help focus your search results. If you know the exact date of a document, enter the same date in the Start and End date.

Name Searches

In a basic search you simply type a name into the Grantor/Grantee field. In an advanced search you can narrow the results by searching in either the Grantor field or Grantee Field.

Basic and Advanced Searches

'Basic' searches will search for a name in the order you entered it. You will need to enter it Last Name first. For example, if you enter:

Franklin BenjaminBasic Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin but not Franklin Roosevelt.

'Advanced' searches work more like an Internet search engine. The order of the words doesn't matter. For example, if you enter:

Franklin BenjaminAdvanced

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin and Franklin Roosevelt and anyone else with Benjamin or Franklin as part of their name.

Wild Cards

The * character is a wild card character. It can be used in both Basic searches and Advanced searches. It can be substituted for any other character or characters. For example, if you enter:

Frank* Ben*Basic Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, Ben Frank, and Bennie Frankenstein. This can be useful if you are unsure about spelling.

Advanced Search Operators

Performing Advanced searches will return documents containing any of the words you entered. By using certain modifiers, or operators, you can focus your search.

+

The + operator tells the system that this word must appear in the document. For example, if you enter:

Franklin +BenjaminAdvanced

The system will documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, but not Franklin Roosevelt, because Benjamin must appear in the document.

-

The - operator tells the system that this word must NOT appear in the document. For example, if you enter:

Franklin -BenjaminAdvanced

The system will return documents belonging to Franklin Roosevelt, but not Benjamin Franklin.


Subdivision/Plat

When using subdivision/plat searches, you can search on just the Subdivision/Plat, the Subdivision/Plat and Block, or the Subdivision/Plat and Block and Lot.
Ranges of Lots can be specified by using a colon. For example, to search lots 12 through 30 you would enter 12:30.

Related Searches

When viewing a document, you can use the Find Related feature to find any documents that reference the current document, or that share a legal description. Related searches can help you find documents that pertain to the same piece of property.