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Department of Executive Services

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Department of Executive Services
CNK-ES-0135
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 135
Seattle, WA 98104
206-263-9750

Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer

Public Records

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).

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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.

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 website.

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

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.

Contact Information:

Shelby Miklethun, Program Coordinator
King County Office of Civil Rights and Open Government
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98014
206-263-9772
Fax 206-296-4329
PRA.Requests@kingcounty.gov