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Open Building Hours

King County Archives is thrilled to announce that starting October 3, we will have limited open building hours.

  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Walk-in microfilm research
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Appointment-only all other research requests

For more information on how to schedule an appointment and where we are located, please go to our Visit the Archives page.

We continue to offer remote reference services via email and telephone, (206) 263-2480, and we look forward to expanding our open building hours later this year.

County Government Records at the Archives

Government records are essential for increasing government transparency and protecting the rights of citizens. King County Archives holds historically relevant records created by King County government employees, offices, and agencies. Records range from County Council meeting minutes, County Executive orders, photographs, reports, maps, and project files.

The images below represent some of the information you can find in county records held by the Archives. Click on an image to learn more about our holdings related to that topic.

Front view of King County Courthouse building
Group of people gathered around a logo of Martin Luther King
Black car parked next to a sign for Vashon Ferry
Smiling girl holding black kitten
King County roads and homes from an aerial perspective
Rainbow pride flag against skyline
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Our remote customer service hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Popular Records and Research Topics

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For information about our open business hours, please go to our Visit the Archives page.