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What is the King County VINE Service?

King County VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday) is an automated service that lets victims and other concerned citizens track the custody status of inmates in the King County Jail. 

By calling a toll-free number or visiting the KC VINELink website, you can find out the custody status of an inmate and register to receive telephone and/or email notification when the inmate's custody status changes.

The service is a free and anonymous telephone and/or web service that provides two important features:

  1. Information - Information is available 24 hours a day*.  The transfer of updated custody data occurs every 15 minutes from the jail to the system*. 
  2. Notification - You may register for automatic notification when a King County Jail inmate is released, transferred or escapes.  The notification is confidential.  An inmate will not know if someone is registered for notification.

    *Excluding scheduled off-hour application maintenance periods and baring any technical difficulties.

The KC VINE Service notification is available in English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.  In addition, VINE Service callers may receive assistance through a translator service that supports over 100 languages.


or call toll-free:


(TYY: 1-866-847-1298)

The King County VINE Service is provided in an effort to help keep the public safe and informed.  Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection.  If you feel that you may be at  risk, take precautions as if the inmate has already been released from custody.  If you feel you are in danger, call 911 immediately.

The KC VINE Service Brochures below (English & Spanish) includes local resources for domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victims of crime.

KC VINE Service Brochure - English       

KC VINE Service Brochure - Spanish
Washington State City & County Jails and the Department of Corrections Inmate Notification

If the inmate is not residing in the King County Jail, information and notification may be available through the Washington Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) service sponsored by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Washington State Protection Order Service Notification

The VINE Protective Order service helps keep crime victims informed by automatically notifying them when protective orders have been served against a respondent.

To anonymously search for an order and register for notifications, visit Register VPO (the public registration website for VINE Protective Order) or call 1-877-242-4055.