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The King County Superior Court Clerk is the custodian of the King County Superior Court case records. Customers can quickly request or view court records using our KC Script Portal. Most court records can also be accessed in person or by mail.

The public can request or view records through the KC Script Portal. Records can also be requested via mail or in person.

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 Online: Go to the KC Script Portal to view/download/request court documents.

 In Person: Visit any of our three locations.

The Superior Court Clerk's Office has three records access public areas offering customers the option to view court documents for free, during business hours. You can also request and purchase records at one of these locations as needed.

 By Mail:  Please fill out the request form below and mail it to the addresses listed in the form.

Sealed/Confidential documents cannot be requested via mail.

Mail requests can be paid by check or money order.

All checks must be from a Washington State Bank with the payor's name and address imprinted on the check. All checks and money orders must be made payable to the King County Clerk's Office. All mail requests require a $10.00 postage and handling fee, unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is included in the request.

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You can request and receive a copy of a court hearing through the KC Script Portal, in person, or via mail.

 Online: Go to the KC Script Portal and request a court recording.

 In Person: Visit any of our three locations.

 By Mail: Please fill out the corresponding form and mail it to the address listed on the form.

All checks must be from a Washington State bank with the payor's name and address imprinted on the check. All checks and money orders must be made payable to the King County Clerk's Office.

Please note: All mail requests require a $10.00 postage and handling fee, unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is included in the request.

You may use Live Chat or call our office to speak with a clerk to assist you to determine if your hearing is on audio cassette.

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Filed Superior Court case exhibits are maintained by the Clerk's Office at the King County Courthouse, in Seattle, and at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent (directions).

To make arrangements to view or withdrawal an exhibit, please call or email:

Be prepared with the case number, exhibit number(s) and description(s), and a contact phone number where you may be reached if clarification is needed. 

Exhibit Room Hours of Operation, Monday - Friday, excluding court holidays:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Picture identification is required for checkout or withdrawal of case exhibits. 

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Contact the Correspondence Clerk for questions regarding ordering records or if you have already submitted a request through the KC Script Portal at 206-477-0691 or email us: desk.correspondence@kingcounty.gov .

Contact the Clerk's Copy Center for questions related to recorded hearings duplication, by email at DJA.CopyCenter@kingcounty.gov or by phone:

  • King County Courthouse in Seattle: 206-477-0832
  • Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent: 206-477-3012
  • Juvenile Court / Youth Service Center: 206-477-6770

If you have already submitted a request through the Portal, please include your Portal Request ID provided at the time of your submission.

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For cases prior to 1979 there are limited microfiche available to search online.

Additional microfiche is available at the King County Superior Court's office at our Seattle location.

You can submit a request through the KC Script Portal to have a Superior Court Clerk do the research for you for $30 an hour.