Instant Access to Washington State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Washington Public Records

The Washington State Records mission is to provide to every person the right to obtain, preview, detect and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of Washington are provided access in accordance withthe Washington Public Records Act. The Act isdesigned to guarantee that the public receive access to public records:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access to Washington public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know” except for those records that are prohibited or restricted to reveal by federal law or state statute.

Washington State Records contains the information concerning the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including information in the number of over 65 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Washington public records have been gathered since 1907 andcontain information from 39 counties,thereby ensuring Washington abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.