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Request public records

Learn more about how the public records system works and how to make and track requests.

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Submit your records request

Use the GovQA public records system.

Create an account to submit and track your requests for county records. 

How records requests work 

Within 5 business days of receiving your request, we will:

  • Acknowledge your request
  • Estimate the time necessary to fulfill it
  • Provide the requested records, or
  • Deny all or part of the request, or redact part of the information, telling you why we can't disclose it

How to request records

Include a detailed description of the records you want and your contact information. Use the following examples of how to word your request. For example, if you filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombuds, the request might look like this: 

  1. Provide the complete case file in Ombuds Case # [number].
  2. Provide all correspondence between the Ombuds Office and the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review about Permit # [number]. It concerns an application to clear and grade part of my property, located at [address].

Public records officers

King County Council’s Public Records Officer


Phone: 206-477-1020

Johanna Loomis, Legislative Records Manager

Address: Clerk of the Council’s Office, Metropolitan King County Council

King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue, Room 1200

Seattle, Washington 98104

Office of the Ombuds


Phone: 206-477-1050

Trang Tran, Ombuds’ Public Records Officer

Address: 810 Third Avenue, Suite 705

Seattle, Washington 98104