King County Superior Court Records
King County Superior Court Records FAQ’S
General Access Information:
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining King County Superior Court case records indefinitely, some are dated as old as 1854. The official record for King County Superior Court cases initiated in 2000 and later is in an electronic file format. Based on the Clerk’s scanning efforts, most older cases are now also maintained electronically. Paper filings are no longer retained, except as required by law.
Court case records are public records, with some exceptions, and are available for viewing at no charge in the Clerk’s Office during business hours (see hours and locations). Records for cases filed before July 1, 1979 are stored on microfilm and are only available for viewing in the courthouse at 516 3rd Ave. in Seattle, as this is the location where the microfilm is stored.
The court case records that are not open to public inspection are those that are identified as sealed by court order or are protected based on Court Rules, the Revised Code of Washington or Washington Administrative Code. Online access to King County Superior Court records is limited by court rule (see ECR Online) and requires payment upfront at the rate of 25 cents per page.
To find for your case number use resources below
- Search for cases from July 1979 to present, Click here
- To search for cases before 1979, Click here