The excise tax shall be paid to and collected by the Snohomish County Treasurer. The Treasurer shall act as agent for the City. The
Treasurer shall cause a stamp evidencing satisfaction of the lien to be affixed to the instrument of sale or conveyance prior to its recording, or to the real estate excise tax affidavit in the case of used mobile home sales. A receipt issued by the Treasurer for the payment of the tax shall be evidence of the satisfaction of the lien imposed by Section 3.40.020, and may be recorded in the manner prescribed for recording satisfactions of mortgages. No instrument of sale or conveyance evidencing a sale subject to the tax may be accepted by the county auditor for filing or recording until the tax is paid and the stamp affixed thereto; in case the tax is not due on the transfer, the instrument shall not be accepted until a suitable notation of this fact is made on the instrument by the treasurer.