Requesting Sheriff's Office Records
Please click here for an important message about not coming to the King County Courthouse in person to make your public disclosure request.
If you are a law enforcement agency, an insurance company, or other governmental agency, the Records Unit will be responding to your requests. If you are requesting records under RCW 42.56, The Public Records Act, the Public Disclosure Unit will assist you with obtaining records.
The King County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you records in a timely manner.
Are you a LEA / Government Agency, or Insurance Company needing information? Then please:
Are you looking for an accident report? Then please:
Do you need information regarding a public disclosure request? Then please:
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here:
In addition to records being made available as copies, you may elect to inspect a record at no charge. The Records Request process (stated above) applies whether the records request is for copies or inspection.
Requests Via Mail
If you do not want to make your request on-line (via the Records Request link above), you may print out a form and mail it in to us. The form is available for printing here: PDR_request.
Areas We ServeThe King County Sheriff’s Office provides police services for the following communities:
- Town of Beaux Arts
- City of Burien
- City of Carnation
- City of Covington
- City of Kenmore
- City of Maple Valley
- Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
- City of Newcastle
- City of Sammamish
- City of SeaTac
- City of Shoreline
- Town of Skykomish
- City of Woodinville
- Unincorporated areas of King County
Don't see your city listed? You may visit the following to find out what agency you need to contact for records requests: https://gismaps.kingcounty.gov/parcelviewer2/
Still Have Questions?
If you have questions regarding our public records process, please review the online brochure by clicking here or contact our the Public Disclosure Unit at:
King County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Public Disclosure Unit
King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Room W-116
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Closed weekends & holidays
PLEASE NOTE: Response to public disclosure requests may be slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions and mitigation measures. Thank you for your patience.
Public Records Officer: Kimberly Petty
(206) 263-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org