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This page lists public record sources in King County, Washington. Additional resources can be found on our Washington State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.

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County Info
King County, Washington Home Page
General information about King County
Population: 1,777,143
Area: 2,126 sq. miles
County Seat: Seattle
Area Code(s): 206 253 360 425
Time Zone: Pacific

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Washington Court Records and other Resources
Links to state and local court records, general Washington court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in Washington.

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Court Directory and Court Records Info
Directory of court locations in King County, Washington. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.

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Property Search
Search for King County parcel characteristics, values and sale history by address, parcel number, or property name.
King County Assessor
500 Fourth Ave., Room 708, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 296-7300 Fax: (206) 296-5107

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Property Tax Search
Search for King County property tax billing and payment records by tax account number. Payments may be made online.

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Property Sales Search
Search for King County residential property sales records by parcel number, sales price, or lot size.

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Recorded Document Search
Search for King County recorded documents including land records, marriage records, surveys, and excise tax affidavits.
Recorder of Deeds and Marriage Licenses
King County Recorder
King County Administration Building
500 Fourth Ave., Room 311, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 296-1570 Fax: (206) 205-8396

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Birth and Death Records
View information about ordering certified copies of King County birth and death certificates in person, by mail, by phone, by fax or online.

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Birth Record Search
Search for King County births recorded between 1877 and 1907 by name of child, mother, or father.

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Business Licenses
View King County business licensing information.

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King County census information summary
King County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Sheriff's Blog
View King County Sheriff's blotter including criminal activity and missing persons bulletins.

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Crime Statistics and Map
Search King County Sheriff's crime incident map and view annual crime statistic reports.

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Employee Directory
Search King County employee phone and fax directory by name.

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Sheriff's Sales
View information about King County Sheriff's real property auctions.

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Foreclosure Sales
View King County tax foreclosure sales information and current list of available properties.

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Delinquent Taxes and Foreclosures
King County Treasury Operations
ADM-ES-0611, 500 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 296-4184

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Library Databases
Search King County library databases including genealogy resources, obituaries and death notices, newspapers, magazines, and general reference materials. A valid library card is required to access these resources.

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Genealogy Records
View King County genealogy records including immigration and naturalization records, births, cemetery burials, census records, marriages, divorces, deaths, probate records, court records, World War II casualties, obituaries, pensioners, and biographies.

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GIS Maps
View various static and interactive King County GIS maps including property information, political boundaries, election districts, parks, community data and demographics, floodplains, and planning information.

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Inmate Records
View King County jail register for inmates currently in custody and individuals booked or released within the past 24 hours, and includes information regarding their custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule, or search for information on persons who have been in custody over the last 365 days, and obtain information regarding their custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule.
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave., Room E245, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone (206) 296-1234

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Inmate Search
Search for King County inmate records through Vinelink. Search by offender ID or name. Details include offender name, date of birth, offender ID, custody status, reporting agency, aliases, and current location.

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Government Jobs
View King County government job openings and employment information.

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County Code
Search or vie King County code of ordinances, as updated on March 22, 2013.

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Legislative Records
View King County Council ordinances, Council motions, Commissioner's resolutions, Commissioner's proceedings, and home rule charter.

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Marriage Licenses
View requirements for obtaining a King County marriage license.

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Marriage Record Search
Search for King County marriage records from 1855 through 1990 by groom or bride name.

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Permit Search
Search for King County building, engineering, planning, and fire permit records, contractor licensing records, and code enforcement cases.

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Restaurant Inspections
Search for King County restaurant inspection reports by business name.

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Registered Sex Offenders
Search for registered sex offenders living in King County by address, city or name. Details include name, photo, aliases, registration number, physical description, address, offenses, and conviction dates.

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Swimming Beach Water Quality
View current and historical King County swimming beach bacteria, algal toxin, and temperature data and beach closures.

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Traffic Cameras
View King County traffic cameras plus other road closure and delay information.

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Traffic Accident Reports
Search Washington State Patrol's database of state, county, and municipal traffic collision reports by involved party name and collision date, or by collision report number. Fees apply to obtain copies of reports.

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Traffic Accident Reports
Search for King County traffic accident reports by date of accident and report number. Fees apply to obtain copies of reports.

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Meeting Packets
View recent King County Council meeting packets.

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Government Employee Salaries
View Washington State government employee salaries including most state, county, local governments, and many school districts, colleges and universities.

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Government Employee Salaries
View Kiro News list of top 25 government employee salaries in King County.

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Voter and Election Information
View information about King County voter registration, military and overseas voters, voting by mail, and upcoming elections.

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Election History
View King County election results and voter pamphlets from 1998 to present.

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Voter Information Search
Search for King County voter registration status and sample ballots by name and date of birth or street address.

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