Public Record Request Information
General Public Record Requests can be initiated by completing the following form:
Public Records Request Form ( 41 kb PDF ) (Examples: Inspect or copy records related to legislative or administrative actions, building permit or enforcement records, law enforcement, etc.)
Forms should be submitted to the appropriate department for fulfillment. (For a list of Departments click here)If you are not sure which county department may have the record you are looking for, you may submit your record request to the Public Records Officer via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Public Record Ordinances:
Public Records Ordinance ( Feb 11, 2008 PDF )
Public Records Ordinance Amendment ( Mar 10, 2008 PDF )
Court Clerk Records:
Records retained by the Clerk's Office can be requested here.
Superior Court Records: (GR 31.1)
Records requested from the Superior Court must be requested as detailed here.
GR 31.1 Records Request Form
District Court Records:
Records retained by District Court can be requested here.
Local Birth and Death Certificates can be requested through the Public Health and Social Services Department.
Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certifications can be obtained through the Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics.
Recorded documents retained in the Auditor's Office have to be requested through the Auditor's Office.