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King County Sheriff

Leadership, Integrity, Service, Teamwork

   King County Sheriff

Emergency: Call 9-1-1

Call (206) 296-3311 24-hours to report a neighborhood problem or a crime that is not an emergency.

King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave
Room W-150
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-4155
TTY Relay: 7-1-1












Accident Reports - Please click here 

Records Requests - Please click here

The King County Sheriff’s Office is committed to responding to your request for public records in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions:

     What is a public record?
     What King County Sheriff's Office records are currently available online?
     What is the cost to obtain records?
     When will I get a response to my request?
     What can I expect after making my request?
     How long will it be before I obtain my records?
     Are public disclosure requests confidential?
     What records are exempt from public disclosure?
     Where can I get King County Superior or District Court records?
     Where can I get a background check/criminal history report?
     How can I find out if I have a warrant?

Inspecting Records

In addition to records being made available as copies, you may elect to inspect a record at no charge. The Records Request process (stated above) applies whether the records request is for copies or inspection.

Requests Via Mail

If you do not want to make your request on-line (via the Records Request link above), you may print out a form and mail it in to us.  The form is available for printing here: PDR_request.

Areas We Serve

The King County Sheriff’s Office provides police services for the following communities:

    • Town of Beaux Arts
    • City of Burien
    • City of Carnation
    • City of Covington
    • City of Kenmore
    • City of Maple Valley
    • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
    • City of Newcastle
    • City of Sammamish
    • City of SeaTac
    • City of Shoreline
    • Town of Skykomish
    • City of Woodinville
    • Unincorporated areas of King County 

Don’t see your city listed?  You may visit the following to find out what agency you need to contact for records requests:

Still have questions?

If you have questions regarding our public records process, please review the online brochure by clicking here or contact our the Public Disclosure Unit at:

King County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Public Disclosure Unit
King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Room W-116
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-263-2103

Hours:  8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed weekends & holidays

Public Records Officer:  Kimberly Petty

(206) 263-2103 or  

Locations and Times 

Requests are accepted in writing, by calling, via fax or asking for the records in person by contacting the Records Unit. 

King County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: Records Unit
King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Room W-150
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-263-2626
Fax: 206-205-8286
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed weekends & holidays

Please note: The Records Unit will be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., on the 4th Wednesday of every month.