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Judicial Administration

Superior Court Clerk's Office

Department of Judicial Administration
Superior Court
Clerk's Office

King County Courthouse
516 3rd Ave, E609
Seattle, WA 98104-2386

Maleng Regional Justice Center
401 4th Ave N, 2C
Kent, WA  98032

Juvenile Division
1211 E. Alder St, Rm 307
Seattle, WA  98122

206-296-0100 TTY/TDD

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SC Clerk's Office

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

Click here for instructions on obtaining copies of court documents 

    Click here for instructions on obtaining copies of court proceedings (hearings)

    Click here to inquire about obtaining a transcript of a court proceeding