Public Records Program
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and public records
By state law , King County agencies are required to make records available to the public for inspection and copying. To this end, the Public Records Program is committed to providing the fullest assistance possible to ensure access to records containing information about the conduct of King County government, while also being mindful of privacy rights defined in state law. A list of Washington statutes that authorize non-disclosure of public records in specific circumstances can be found in the Municipal Research and Service Center's guidance document on public disclosure.
|Public record type||Cost|
|Electronic files transmitted electronically||$0.05/four (4) electronic files|
|Transmission of electronic records||$0.10/gigabyte|
|Digital storage media or device provided by the agency||Actual cost|
|Shipping cost and packaging to ship||Actual cost|
Requests may be subject to a deposit of 10% of the anticipated costs.
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.
For birth or death records, visit King County Vital Statistics.
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 webpage.
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
A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.