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What you'll need

When you are registering, you will need:
  • Your ID
  • The date and place of your conviction
  • The offense for which you were convicted

Notifying Us of a Move

Once you have registered with us (or re-registered upon moving back into King County) you need to keep us informed if you move. You can notify us in person or in writing at the following address:

Registration Desk
King County Sheriff's Office
516 3rd Avenue, Room W-150
Seattle, WA 98104

If you move outside of King County, please notify us in writing. You will also need to register in person at the sheriff's office in the county to which you move.

Note: All changes of address submitted by mail must by submitted by certified mail, return receipt requested.

Any questions regarding registration requirements, or relief from the requirement to register should be directed to the Registered Sex Offender Unit at 206-263-2120.

Registration takes approximately 30 minutes. At this time, you will be fingerprinted and photographed. Please note, wait times may vary depending on the volume of requests for Records Unit Services.

Special Notice Effective December 9, 2015:
Due to an increased volume of requests for CPLs and other fingerprinting services, you are asked to arrive by 2:00pm at the downtown Seattle courthouse location for any original CPL application and any other fingerprint services.  Please arrive by 4:00pm if you need a replacement or renewal CPL.  Please note, for fingerprint services (whether for CPL or other reason) wait times may exceed two hours.  Thank you for your patience.

Locations and Times

Records Unit
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave, Rm W-150
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 263-2626
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays
Closed weekends and holidays