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Superior Court - Seattle
516 3rd Ave, E-609
Seattle, WA 98104-2386 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/Clerk.a...
Hours: 9AM-12:15PM- 1:15-4:30PM PST
P: 206-296-9300
F: 206-296-0986
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Eviction, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, dependency, adoption, paternity (except for final judgments), mental health, sex offenders (victims) records released
Phone wait can be lengthy but they will answer. Separate search fees for civil and criminal. Records from Superior Court at Maleng Justice Center also accessible here.
Superior Court - Kent
401 4th Ave N, Room 2C
Maleng Justice Center
Kent, WA 98032 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/Clerk.a...
Hours: 9AM-12:15PM, 1:15PM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-296-9300
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Eviction, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, dependency, adoption, paternity (except for final judgments), mental health, sex offenders (victims) records released
Phone wait can be lengthy but they will answer. Records from Superior Court at Seattle King County Courthouse also accessible here. Both courts use this phone #.
District Court South Division - Kent
401 4th Ave N, #1A
Maleng Regional Justice Center
Kent, WA 98032 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 206-205-8840
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
The District Court in Renton closed Sept 6, 2013 and all cases were moved to this location. This court location also houses the Covington Muni Court.
District Court East Division - Bellevue
1309 114th Ave SE, Ste 100
Bellevue, WA 98004 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 425-777-9157
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Infractions
Court provides services for the Cities of Bellevue & Beaux Arts. In 2003, Bellevue area civil cases previously filed here were moved to the Issaquah facility.
District Court East Division - Issaquah
5415 220th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98029-6839 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 206-296-0591
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
Area: Issaquah, Sammamish, High Pt, Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Cedar Falls, Tokul, Alpental, Bellevue, Eastgate, Factoria, Mercer Is, Clyde Hill, Beaux Arts, Newcastle, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell, Duvall, Carnation, Juanita.
District Court East Division - Redmond
8601 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052-3548 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 206-296-0592
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Infractions
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
In 2003, the East Division formed a civil court in the Issaquah Courthouse. All civil and small claims actions which previously were filed in the Redmond Courthouse are now filed and heard in Issaquah. Woodinville Muni Court housed here.
District Court West Division - Seattle
516 3rd Ave, #E-327
Seattle, WA 98104-3273 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 206-296-0910
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims), treatment plans or (sometimes) DUI records released
The boundaries of Seattle District Court are identical to the City of Seattle's boundary.
District Court South Division - Burien
601 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166-1935 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 ext.59200
F: 206-296-0124
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (and victims) or DUI records sometimes released
Formerly Southwest Division until 12/2002.The South Division, Vashon Courthouse located on Vashon Island is operated in conjunction with the Burien Facility and is only open 1 day per month. This location provides court services for City of Burien.
District Court West Division - Shoreline
18050 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-4642 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200, 206-296-3679
F: 206-296-0594
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
Civil Filings for: Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park should be filed in Seattle Facility. Kenmore Muni Court housed here.
Algona Municipal Court (Contracts with Pacific Muni Court, see that profile)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Contracts with Pacific Muni Court, see that profile.
District Court South Division - Auburn
340 E Main St 101
Auburn, WA 98166-1935 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200
F: 206-296-0525
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (and victims) or DUI records sometimes released
This facility provides court services for the Cities of Auburn and Covington.
Bellevue Municipal Court (Contacts with East Division District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division, KCDC
Black Diamond Municipal Court
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010-0599 http://www.ci.blackdiamond.wa.us
Hours: 8:30AM-N 1PM--5PM PST
P: 360-886-7784
F: 360-886-5354
Couriers: 25510 Lawson St
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Bothell Municipal Court
10116 NE 183rd St
Bothell, WA 98011-3416 www.ci.bothell.wa.us/CityServices...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM PST
P: 425-487-5587
F: 425-488-3052
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Burien Municipal Court (Contracts with South Div. District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See South Division, DC
Carnation Municipal Court (Contracts with East Div. District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division, KCDC
Clyde Hill Municipal Court - (Contracts with East Div. District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division District Court
Covington Municipal Court (Consolidated, see South District Court- Auburn)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated, see South District Court
Des Moines Municipal Court
21630 11th Ave S #C
Des Moines, WA 98198-6317 www.desmoineswa.gov/index.aspx?ni...
Hours: 8:30AM-Noon, 1-4PM PST
P: 206-878-4597
F: 206-870-4387
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm. Normandy Park Muni Court housed here.
Duvall Municipal Court (Contracts with East Div. District Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division, KCDC
Enumclaw Municipal Court
1339 Griffin Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022-3011 www.ci.enumclaw.wa.us/182/Court
Hours: 9AM-5PM PST
P: 360-825-7771
F: 360-802-0107
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Federal Way Municipal Court
33325 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003 www.cityoffederalway.com/page/mun...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 253-835-3000
F: 253-835-3020
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Hunts Point Municipal Court - See Kirkland Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See Kirkland Municipal Court
Issaquah Municipal Court
PO Box 7005
Issaquah, WA 98027 www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/Index.aspx?...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 425-837-3170
F: 425-837-3178
Couriers: 135 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Kenmore Municipal Court - (Contracts with District Court West Division - Shoreline)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See District Court West Division - Shoreline
Kent Municipal Court
1220 S Central
Kent, WA 98032-7426 kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=21438&...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 253-856-5730 ext. 5
F: 253-856-6730
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Includes Maple Valley Muni Court. Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Kirkland Municipal Court
11740 NE 118th St
Kirkland, WA 98034 www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Municip...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 425-587-3160
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Yarrow Point & Medina Municipal Courts housed here. Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Free name search index to 1989 and calendars at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
Lake Forest Park Municipal Court
17425 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-5556 www.cityoflfp.com/index.aspx?nid=...
Hours: 9AM-5PM PST
P: 206-364-7711
F: 206-364-7712
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Maple Valley Municipal Court (Contracts with Kent Muni Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Now housed at Kent Muni Court.
Medina Municipal Court - See Kirkland Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See Kirkland Municipal Court
Mercer Island Municipal Court
9611 SE 36th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732 www.mercergov.org/SectionIndex.as...
Hours: 9AM-4 M-TH (closed F) PST
P: 206-275-7604
F: 206-275-7980
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state introduction for subscription service.). Also, search name index back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm. Newcastle Muni Court consolidated here.
Muckleshoot Tribal Court (NICS)
39015 172nd Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092-9763 www.muckleshoot.nsn.us/services/t...
Hours: 8AM-N. 1PM-5PM PST
P: 253-939-3311
Jurisdiction: Civil, Ordinance, Family
Felony actions are sent to the federal court. The records from this court are not on the JIS state system.
Newcastle Municipal Court - See Mercer Island Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See Mercer Island Municipal Court
Normandy Park Municipal Court - See Des Moines Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See Des Moines Municipal Court
North Bend Municipal Court - See East Division, KCDC
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division, KCDC
Pacific Municipal Court
100 3rd Ave SE
Pacific, WA 98047-1349 www.pacificwa.gov/departments/cou...
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 253-929-1140
F: 253-929-1195
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Court also processes Algona Muni Court matters. Office window is 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
Redmond Municipal Court - Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah
Renton Municipal Court
1055 S Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057 rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?...
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 425-430-6550
F: 425-430-6544
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Sammamish Municipal Court -(Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah
SeaTac Municipal Court
4800 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188 www.ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?pa...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM PST
P: 206-973-4610
F: 206-973-4629
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
The Judge is authorized by the Revised Code of Washington to preside over civil infractions, traffic infractions, criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor violations, and civil orders for protection.
Seattle Municipal Court
PO Box 34987
Seattle, WA 98124-4987 http://www.seattle.gov/courts/
Hours: 8AM-5PM PST
P: 206-684-5600
F: 206-684-8115
Couriers: 600 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98124
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Search Seattle Muni Court records free at http://web1.seattle.gov/courts/cpi/.
Shoreline Municipal Court (Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah
Skykomish Municipal Court (Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah
Snoqualmie Municipal Court (Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquaht)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated; See East Division, KCDC in Issaquah
Tukwila Municipal Court
6200 Southcenter Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188-2544 www.tukwilawa.gov/departments/mun...
Hours: 9:30AM-4PM PST
P: 206-433-1840
F: 206-433-7160
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Search dockets with subscription to the judicial system at www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/index.cfm.
Woodinville Municipal Court (Consolidated, see East Div. District Court in Redmond)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See East Division, KCDC in Redmond.
Yarrow Point Municipal Court (Consolidated, see Kirkland Municipal Court)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See Kirkland Municipal Court
Auburn Municipal Court (Consolidated, see South District Court- Auburn)
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Consolidated, see South District Court
District Court South Division - Vashon Island
10011 S.W. Bank Rd
Vashon Island, WA 98166-1935 www.kingcounty.gov/courts/distric...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 206-205-9200
F: 206-296-0124
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (and victims) or DUI records sometimes released
Vashon Courthouse located on Vashon Island is operated in conjunction with the Burien Facility and is only open 1 day per month.

King County, WA Vital Records

Contact the King County Office of the Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

King County
Recorder
500 4th Ave, Rm 430
County Admin Bldg
Seattle, WA 98104 www.kingcounty.gov/depts/records-...
8:30AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 206-477-6620
Fax: 206-205-8396
Recorded Documents

King County Vital Certificates

King County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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King County Information

Located in the scenic Pacific Northwest, King County offers a diverse landscape that includes everything from rocky beaches to towering mountains to dense evergreen forests. And while its natural beauty is undeniable, the County also features a diverse urban area complete with downtown skyscrapers, trendy boutiques and restaurants, and major league sports. Known as a mecca for urban hipsters, Seattle and the other communities in King County attract millions of people each year, many of whom decide to make it their permanent home. Seattle itself is well-known for coffee (Starbucks, anyone?) and its rock music scene. If you're just heading to the area for the first time, there are a few places of note to check out.

The Space Needle in Seattle is one of the most visited locales in the area, along with Pike Place Market by the water. Here you can sample some of the freshest produce, fish, and other foods around, or you can browse the many shops and vendors selling other items. Seattle is also home to countless cafes, coffee shops, sushi bars, and more. If you need a little culture, Seattle has you covered here as well, with museums, theaters, galleries, and live music. Beyond the big city, you'll find that the County is also known for its outdoor appeal, with its many beaches and wooded hiking trails. Two islands are included in King County - Vashon Island and Maury Island, both located in Puget Sound. These islands can be accessed via ferry or plane, and can make for interesting day trips.

King County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 2,126.04 sq mi
Population (2009): 1,916,441
  • Females: 50.0%
  • White: 74.5%
  • Black/African American: 6.5%
  • Asian: 14.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 8.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 67.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 179,394
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 15.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 18.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 90.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 40.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.39
Housing Units (2000): 742,237
Homeownership Rate (2000): 59.8%
Migration Flow to King County, WA from (2007-2008):

King County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $98,714,385
  • Construction: $6,202,333
  • Retail Trade: $5,757,906
  • Professional and Technical Services: $11,643,490
  • Healthcare: $6,865,113
  • Banking: $6,539,362
  • Retail Trade: $5,757,906
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,386,134
  • Manufacturing: $11,430,067
  • Farms: $49,276
  • Government: $10,802,634
Employed (2000): 929,205
Unemployed (2000): 43,585
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $57,710
Local Government Employment (2007): 87,559
Local Government Revenue (2007): $7,865,593 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $11,910,514 (thou. dol.)

King County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 24,910
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.4
Deaths (2007): 11,710
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 110
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.4

King County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 6,806
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 67
  • Forcible rape: 574
  • Robbery: 2,928
  • Aggravated Assault: 3,237
Property Crimes (2008): 80,156
  • Burglary: 16,416
  • Larceny-Theft: 53,678
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 10,062

King County Genealogy Records