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King County Sheriff

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   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 

To request your stand-alone Traffic Collision Report please click here 

Records Requests

All other investigative records (case reports, photos, 911 calls, etc.) can be requested using our online site for the convenience of our citizens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using our online system is the easiest way to make your request and track our response.

In order for us to respond accurately, please be sure to give a detailed description of the requested records or information, as well as include current contact information.

Make your Records Request now by clicking here:

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

Responding to Records Requests

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving a request, we will:

· Provide the record(s); OR

· Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond; OR

· Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

For security and verification purposes, please be aware that you may need to pick up the materials in person.

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.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions regarding our public records process, please review the online brochure by clicking here or contact our Public Records Officer.


What is the copying charge?

If the requested records are less than 10 pages, there is no fee.  If the requested records are 10 pages or more, the fee is 15 cents a page for hard (paper) copy.  For requested records that are scanned (electronic) of 10 pages or more, the fee is 5 cents per page.   Please contact us for the fees associated with copies of photographs.

Locations and Times 

The best way to make a records request 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is on our website. Click here to make your request now.  Otherwise, requests to the Records and Legal Units are also accepted in writing, by calling, via fax or asking for the records in person using the request form. Please be sure you submit a detailed description of the requested records or information.

For Case Report Records:

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: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Closed weekends & holidays

Please note: effective January 2012, the Records Unit will be closed between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

For Records NOT Related to Case Report:

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

Phone: 206-263-2520
Fax: 206-296-7757
Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed weekends & holidays

Public Records Officer: Patty Shelledy, Legal Unit
Phone: (206) 263-2520