Yakima County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics from the Washington State Statistical Analysis Center offer insight into Yakima County Law Enforcement’s efforts to lower crime. Murders in Yakima were at a five-year low, with only 8 incidents in 2017. This is down from 20 in 2013. Rape, on the other hand, rose to 65 incidents in 2017 from 57 reported incidents in 2013, though this rise may be a result of increased reporting of such crimes. Assault, similarly, is up with nearly 1,900 reported incidents in 2017 compared to just 1,512 in 2013, though it was down from the previous year. Robbery is on a downward trend over the last three years, with 63 reported incidents in 2017, though this is still higher than the five-year low of 50 incidents in 2014.

Criminal Records

Yakima County makes all records available online through it’s Public Records Portal. Through this portal, interested parties can access criminal history records, jail rosters, and a variety of other records. Any questions regarding record access and procurement can be directed to the Public Records Officer at:

128 N 2nd Street
Room 211
Yakima, WA 98901
recordsrequest@co.yakima.wa.us
Phone: (509) 574-1200
Fax: (509) 574-1201

Further inquiries can be directed to the associated department. Also note that a record request must be made as specific as possible. Other commonly asked questions can be answered through the portal’s FAQ page.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

Yakima County, in association with the Yakima County Sheriff, offers a full list of sex offenders currently living in the county. This includes level 2 and level 3 sex offenders. The list is available as part of the 1990 Community Protection Act in an effort to provide “adequate notice to the community concerning sex offenders.” The sex offender list provides information on each offender, including a picture, description, address, and the crime of which they were convicted. This also includes the date of the conviction. Any further questions can be addressed to:

Community Awareness Program
(509) 574-2600
carriann.ross@co.yakima.wa.us

How to Obtain Inmate Records and Jail Information

Full jail rosters for Yakima County can be obtained online through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Jail records, a list of jails in Washington State, and more can be obtained through the Yakima County Department of Corrections. There are two detention facilities in Yakima County.

Yakima County Department of Corrections
111 N. Front St,
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1700

Yakima City Jail
200 S. 3rd St,
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 575-6200

Court Records

Yakima County has multiples courts, including a superior court, a district court, a probation court, and a juvenile court. Court records are available via court record requests. They are available through mail, fax, or email, and prices range from 25 cents per page copy, to $20 per CD or digital copy. Questions can be directed to the courts themselves, or through an online contact form. Requests are filled within 48 hours from the date of the request.

Locations of Courts

Listed below are the locations of some of the courts in Nassau County.

County Clerk’s Office
128 N 2nd St, Room 323
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1430
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

County Clerk’s Office - Juvenile Division
128 N 2nd St, Room 323
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1490
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Department of Assigned Counsel
104 N 1st St
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1160
(800) 572-7354
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Mon-Fri

Superior Court of Yakima
128 N 2nd St, Room 314
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-2710

Yakima County District Court
Union Gap Municipal Court
Moxee Municipal Court
128 N 2nd St, Room 217
Yakima, WA 98901
Main: (509) 574-1804
Fax: (509) 574-1801
Civil: (509) 574-1820
Civil Fax: (509) 574-1851
Collections: (509) 574-1840
Records Request: (509) 574-1811
Marriage Information: (509) 574-1779
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri

Yakima County District Court - Grandview
Grandview Municipal Court
Mabton Municipal Court
1313 W Wine Country Rd
Grandview, WA 98930
Phone: (509) 882-2192
Fax: (509) 574-2925
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Mon-Fri

Vital Records

Vital Records can be obtained in most cases through a local county health department. Available records typically date back to 1921. These records can be obtained from the Yakima Health District Vital Records Department. Records predating this year are available through the Washington State Health Department.

How to Get Divorce Records

Certified copies of a divorce decree can be obtained by contacting the Yakima County District Court. There are fees involved that must be delivered within 96 hours of a request submission. Requests are processed within 48 hours.

Yakima County District Court
Union Gap Municipal Court
Moxee Municipal Court
128 N 2nd St, Room 217
Yakima, WA 98901
Main: (509) 574-1804
Fax: (509) 574-1801
Civil: (509) 574-1820
Civil Fax: (509) 574-1851
Collections: (509) 574-1840
Records Request: (509) 574-1811
Marriage Information: (509) 574-1779
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri

How to Get Birth, Death, and Marriage Records

Certified copies of birth records from 1921 to present can be obtained from the Yakima Health District Vital Records Department. Certified copies can cost up to $20. To obtain a record in person, visit a local county health department as they are linked with the Center for Health Statistics database.

Birth records from before 1921, but after July 1, 1907, can be obtained by contacting the Washington State Department of Health’s Center for Health Statistics at (360) 236-4300. Certified copies of these records cost $20.

For birth records from before 1907, contact the Auditor’s Office. Copies can be obtained by submitting a request to the Yakima County Auditor’s Recording Division. When making a request, a check or money order for $1 (for a normal copy) or $3 (for a certified copy) should be included, as well as the person’s name, and date of birth.

Death records from the last 3 months can be obtained at the Yakima Health District (at (509) 249-6538) or the Yakima Health District Vital Records Department. Records prior to three months, but after July 1, 1907, can be ordered at the Center for Health Statistics. Death records prior to July 1, 1907 must be obtained from the Washington State Archives. They can be reached via email or at (360) 586-1492.

Marriage Records must be purchased through the county auditor where the wedding license was purchased. Note this is not necessarily where the ceremony took place. Records can be obtained in person, or requested by mail at:

Yakima County Auditor
ATTN: Recording Department
P.O. Box 12570
Yakima, WA 98909

Requests for marriage records must include a note the names of both people who were married, a check, money order, or cash in the amount of $3, and a self addressed and stamped envelope.

Marriage records are also available online, though a $10 service fee applies.