To make a public records request, contact the Office of Civil Rights and Open Government at PRA.Requests@kingcounty.gov or download a Public Records Request form (PDF).
County offices and departments shall make public records available for inspection and copying in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). To this end, county offices and departments will provide to the public the fullest assistance to ensure access to records containing information about the conduct of government at all levels, while also being mindful of individuals' privacy rights (as defined by RCW 42.56.050) and the desirability of the efficient administration of government.
A list of Washington statutes that validate non-disclosure of public records in specific circumstances can be found on page 69 of the Municipal Research and Service Center's guidance document (PDF) on public disclosure.
Resources for Board or Commission Members
- If you are a member of a King County Board or Commission, please click here for important information.
Resources for Employees
- If you are a King County employee, please click here for public records guidance.
Shelby Miklethun, Program Coordinator
King County Office of Civil Rights and Open Government
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98014