Public Records Program
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By state law , King County agencies are required to make records available to the public for inspection and copying. To this end, the Public Records Program is committed to providing the fullest assistance possible to ensure access to records containing information about the conduct of King County government, while also being mindful of privacy rights defined in state law. A list of Washington statutes that authorize non-disclosure of public records in specific circumstances can be found in the Municipal Research and Service Center's guidance document on public disclosure.
Resources for Board or Commission Members
- If you are a member of a King County board or commission, please click here for important information.
A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.
To obtain copies of recorded documents such as real estate deeds, mortgage papers, plat maps, marriage certificates, or other documents, please contact the King County Recorder's Office.
For birth or death records, visit King County Vital Statistics.
To obtain copies of a police report, please contact the law enforcement agency that responded to the incident. If you need records from the King County Sheriff's Office, please visit their webpage.
To obtain copies of court records, please contact the court where the document was filed.
King County Superior Court records
King County District Court records