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King County has a wealth of documents and records available to the public, and many are free to lookup and download from our website. Some may be available by searching our site, or visiting the department pages listed below.

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If you're not sure which agency might have the records you want, fill out our contact form, and customer service staff will help get your request to the right department.

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1-800-325-6165

Public Records Act (RCW 42.56)

How to make a public records request under the State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56)

A formal public disclosure request is not needed for most popular County records. Contact individual departments to find out if the records you are seeking are already available online.

Submit a public records request