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Public Records Program

Public Records Program

Make a public records request here.

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.

Public record type Cost
Public records inspection Free
Paper copies $0.15/page
Scanned copies $0.10/page
Electronic files transmitted electronically $0.05/four (4) electronic files
Transmission of electronic records $0.10/gigabyte
Digital storage media or device provided by the agency Actual cost
Shipping cost and packaging to ship Actual cost

Requests may be subject to a deposit of 10% of the anticipated costs.

View frequently asked questions about the Public Records Act.

If you’d like to file a records request using a downloaded form, please choose a request form in your preferred language and format below and return it to

English - PDFWord

Español / Spanish - PDFWord

አማርኛ / Amharic - PDFWord

中文 / Chinese, simplified - PDFWord

한국어 / Korean  - PDFWord

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / Punjabi - PDFWord

Русский / Russian - PDFWord

af Soomaali / Somali - PDFWord

українська / Ukrainian - PDFWord

tiếng việt / Vietnamese - PDFWord

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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

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President Barack Obama
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