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Normandy Park Municipal Court

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See Des Moines Municipal Court

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Carnation Municipal Court

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See East Division, KCDC

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District Court South Division - Kent

Address
1210 Central Ave S Kent, WA 98032-7426
Phone
206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 x59200
Fax
206-296-0588
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $75,000, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
Civil Note
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.
General Note
Civil Area: Enumclaw, Kent, Auburn, Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Covington, Algona, Pacific, Ravensdale, Hobart, Federal Way, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Pk, Vashon Is, SeaTac, Renton, Tukwila. In 2003 Federal Way Div merged operations with Kent.

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Criminal records on computer 5 years back

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SeaTac Municipal Court

Address
4800 S 188th St SeaTac, WA 98188
Phone
206-973-4610
Fax
206-973-4629
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Limited, Traffic
General Note
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.

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Seattle Municipal Court

Address
PO Box 34987 600 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98124-4987
Phone
206-684-5600
Fax
206-684-8115
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
Search Seattle Muni Court records free at http://web1.seattle.gov/courts/cpi/.

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Shoreline Municipal Court

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See East Division, KCDC

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Skykomish Municipal Court

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See East Division, KCDC

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Kenmore Municipal Court

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See East Division, KCDC

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Medina Municipal Court

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See Kirkland Municipal Court

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Newcastle Municipal Court

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See Mercer Island Municipal Court

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Superior Court - Kent

Address
Maleng Justice Center 401 4th Ave N, Room 2C Kent, WA 98032
Phone
206-296-9300, 800-325-6165 in state, 800-325-6165 x69300 out of state
Fax
206-296-0986
Hours
9AM-12:15PM, 1:15PM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil, Eviction, Probate, Family
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, dependency, adoption, paternity (except for final judgments), mental health, sex offenders (victims) records released
Civil Note
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state intro for subscription service.). Also, search civil, criminal and probate name indices for case numbers back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
General Note
Phone wait can be lengthy but they will answer. Separate search fees for civil and criminal. Records from Superior Court at Seattle King County Courthouse also accessible here. Both courts use this phone #.

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Bellevue Municipal Court

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See East Division, KCDC

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Federal Way Municipal Court

Address
33325 8th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone
253-835-3000
Fax
253-835-3020
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Issaquah Municipal Court

Address
PO Box 7005 135 E Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone
425-837-3170
Fax
425-837-3178
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Kent Municipal Court

Address
1220 S Central Kent, WA 98032-7426
Phone
253-856-5730 x5
Fax
253-856-6730
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM (open 7AM on W)
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Kirkland Municipal Court

Address
11515 NE 118th St Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone
425-587-3160
Fax
425-587-3161
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Lake Forest Park Municipal Court

Address
17425 Ballinger Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-5556
Phone
206-364-7711
Fax
206-364-7712
Hours
9AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Infractions

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DOB

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Records searchable 5 years

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Maple Valley Municipal Court

Address
1339 Griffin Ave Enumclaw, WA 98022-3011
Phone
360-825-7771
Fax
360-802-0107
Hours
9AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
Includes Enumclaw Muni Ct. 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 & calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.

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Mercer Island Municipal Court

Address
9611 SE 36th St Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732
Phone
206-275-7604
Fax
206-275-7980
Hours
9AM-4 M-TH (closed F)
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Muckleshoot Tribal Court (NICS)

Address
39015 172nd Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092-9763
Phone
253-939-3311
Hours
8AM-N. 1PM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Civil, Ordinance, Family
General Note
Felony actions are sent to the federal court. The records from this court are not on the JIS state system.

Criminal Records

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Criminal records go back to 1980.

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District Court East Division - Issaquah

Address
5415 220th Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98029-6839
Phone
206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 x59200
Fax
206-296-0591
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $75,000, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
Civil Note
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.
General Note
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.

Criminal Records

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Years Available

Criminal records on computer back 5 years

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District Court East Division - Redmond

Address
8601 160th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052-3548
Phone
206-205-9200, 206-296-3667; 800-325-6165 x59200
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
General Note
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.

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District Court South Division - Burien

Address
601 SW 149th St Burien, WA 98166-1935
Phone
206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 x59200
Fax
206-296-0124
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $75,000, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (and victims) or DUI records sometimes released
Civil Note
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.
General Note
Formerly Southwest Division, name change 12/2002. In 2003 merged with the Renton court.

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Criminal records computerized from 1987

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District Court West Division - Shoreline

Address
18050 Meridian Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133-4642
Phone
206-205-9200, 206-296-3679; 800-325-6165 x59200
Fax
206-296-0594
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $75,000, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims) or (sometimes) DUI records released
Civil Note
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.
General Note
Civil Filings for: Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park should be filed in Seattle Facility.

Criminal Records

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Criminal records computerized from 1987

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Des Moines Municipal Court

Address
21630 11th Ave S #C Des Moines, WA 98198-6317
Phone
206-878-4597
Fax
206-870-4387
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Pacific & Algona Municipal Court

Address
100 3rd Ave SE Pacific, WA 98047-1349
Phone
253-929-1140
Fax
253-929-1195
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
Algona location closed, case files here. Office "window" is 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

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Burien Municipal Court

General Note
See South Division, KCDC

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Algona Municipal Court

General Note
See Auburn Municipal Court.

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District Court West Division - Seattle

Address
516 3rd Ave, #E-327, Courthouse Seattle, WA 98104-3273
Phone
206-205-9200, 800-325-6165 x59200
Fax
206-296-0910
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Infractions, Civil Actions under $75,000, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health, sex offenders (victims), treatment plans or (sometimes) DUI records released
Civil Note
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.
General Note
The boundaries of Seattle District Court are identical to the City of Seattle's boundary.

Criminal Records

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Years Available

Criminal records computerized from back 10 years

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Superior Court

Address
516 3rd Ave, E-609 Seattle, WA 98104-2386
Phone
206-296-9300, 800-325-6165 in state, 800-325-6165 x69300 out of state
Fax
206-296-0986
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil, Eviction, Probate, Family
Restricted Records
No sealed, juvenile, dependency, adoption, paternity (except for final judgments), mental health, sex offenders (victims) records released
Civil Note
Index online from JIS-Link; see www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/ (also, see state intro for subscription service.). Also, search civil, criminal and probate name indices for case numbers back to 1989 and calendars free at http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm.
General Note
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.

Criminal Records

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Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1979; older records on microfilm back to 1800s. Cases initiated after 2000 are scanned.

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Civil Records

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Hunts Point Municipal Court

General Note
See Kirkland Municipal Court

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Covington Municipal Court

General Note
See South Division, KCDC

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Snoqualmie Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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Tukwila Municipal Court

Address
6200 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188-2544
Phone
206-433-1840
Fax
206-433-7160
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
Search dockets with subscription to the judicial system at www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/index.cfm.

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Woodinville Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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Yarrow Point Municipal Court

General Note
See Kirkland Municipal Court

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Auburn Municipal Court

Address
340 E Main St #101 Auburn, WA 98002-5548
Phone
253-931-3076
Fax
253-804-5011
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Black Diamond Municipal Court

Address
PO Box 599, 25510 Lawson St Black Diamond, WA 98010-0599
Phone
360-886-7784
Fax
360-886-5354
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Bothell Municipal Court

Address
10116 NE 183rd St Bothell, WA 98011-3416
Phone
425-487-5587
Fax
425-488-3052
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
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.

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Enumclaw Municipal Court

Address
1339 Griffin Ave Enumclaw, WA 98022-3011
Phone
360-825-7771
Fax
360-802-0107
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil
General Note
Includes Maple Valley Court. 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.

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Redmond Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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Renton Municipal Court

Address
1055 S Grady Way Renton, WA 98057
Phone
425-430-6550
Fax
425-430-6544
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor

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Sammamish Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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Clyde Hill Municipal Court

General Note
See Kirkland Municipal Court

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Duvall Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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North Bend Municipal Court

General Note
See East Division, KCDC

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King County Court Recorder Offices

Recorder

Address
King County 500 4th Ave, Rm 311 Seattle, WA 98104
Phone
206-296-1570
Fax
206-205-8396
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Record Avalilability
All in one. Marriage records here, other vital records are not. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1991.

Courier Offices

Address
500 4th Ave, Rm 311 County Admin Bldg Seattle, WA 98104

County Assessor

Phone
206-296-7300

Treasurer

Phone
206-296-3850

Treasurer

Appraiser
206-296-8683

Elections

Appraiser
206-296-1565

Vital

Appraiser
206-296-4768