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

Washington residents have the right to search for, obtain, and examine public records per the Washington Public Records Act. This law states that government records and information are presumed public. The Washington State Records website’s mission is aid Washington state citizens in the obtaining of that information: Obtaining Records.

The goal of this website is provide access to this public records in an expedient and concise manner, and without requiring personal information unless the requested information is ruled confidential by law, or court decision.

The records presented on this site contain information on Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 65 million transparent public records.

Washington public records are gathered starting in the year 1907, and from all 39 counties in the state of Washington. The search function of this website allows members of the public to access this information immediately, and accurately, ensuring Washington abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.