King County Archives
Request marriage records, deeds, and other King County recorded documents online
Request certified or non-certified copies of recorded documents using our online form!
- Marriage certificates and applications
- Property records like deeds, mortgages, surveys, and easements
- DD-214 forms that were recorded at the King County Recorder's Office
- Name change orders that were recorded at the King County Recorder's Office
We'll research your request and scan available documents from microfilm, then contact you with payment information and/or additional resources. You can pay online, by mail, or in person.
|Take me to the form!||In a hurry? No appointment is necessary to view recordings on microfilm. Our microfilm research area is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 4pm. Directions|
Self-service Recordings Research
Getting married?Apply for your license online or find more information at the King County Recorder's Office.
1853 - presentOrder online from the King County Archives.
1855 - 1989Search and order online at the Washington State Digital Archives.
Need help locating a marriage record? Request records directly from the King County Archives.
Historical house photographs
Historical Assessor's Property Record Cards include photographs of buildings throughout King County from 1936-1972 and are at the Puget Sound Regional Archives (PSRA). Call or email PSRA staff with the property's tax parcel number to order photographs or copies of the cards themselves.
Property Record Cards of platted property from parcel number 000900-0010 to 133930-0075 are available online through the Washington State Digital Archives: King County Assessor, Real Property Record Cards, 1937-1972.
Search over 200,000 records describing King County's archival collection, bookmark items of interest, and request copies or a viewing appointment.
Researching King County History
Looking for records on King County government, facilities, permitting, legislation, or local history topics?
Please ask an Archivist and we can help you get started and set up an appointment to view records on site. (At least one day advance notice is required for appointments.)
To begin your research, you can search our catalog, bookmark results, and email us your list of bookmarked items that you would like to to view at the Archives.
See our Research Guides for more on our collection.
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This in-depth research guide,
Researching the History of Seattle and King County Buildings (PDF) walks you through many resources and strategies for researching the history of local buildings. Published by Seattle Public Library Special Collections (external link), the guide was revised in 2014 in collaboration with the King County Archives to expand its coverage beyond Seattle city limits to all of King County.
Building history research
Our mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical County records
...to document the history of King County's land, people, culture, and governance
...to foster appreciation and understanding of King County's ongoing history
...and to support civic engagement and transparency in King County government.