Court Records Information
Under Washington law, the County Clerk’s Office, as part of the judiciary, is not subject to the Public Records Act (the “PRA”), Chapter 42.56 of the Revised Code of Washington (“RCW”). Please see Nast v. Michels (107 Wn.2d 300, 308, 730 P.2d 54 (1986) and City of Federal Way v. Koenig, 16 Wn.2d 341, 217 P. 3d 1172, 1174 (2009).
Many court records such as divorce decrees, child support/custody, probate/guardianship, judgments, are available for public inspection and copying under applicable law and court rule and are not handled by the County’s Public Records Officers. Requests should be submitted directly to those offices.
To obtain copies of court records, please contact the court where the document was filed.
For requests for court records as defined in GR 31 contact:
For requests for Judicial Administrative Records as defined in GR 31.1 contact: