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The Washington State Public Records Act is the vehicle by which the general public may obtain access to the documents and information of Washington state government, defined as all records generated and maintained by state and local government agencies. Online information from the Washington State Attorney General describes which records are available and how to request them. Also detailed are those records which are exempted from disclosure and the process to be followed in the event a request for records is denied. The Washington State Public Records Act also requires each state agency to employ a Public Records Officer and a response time of no more than five business days to each request for public records. Washington entered the union in 1889 as the 42nd state and got its name from the first U.S. President, George Washington. Known as the 'Evergreen State', Washington's population is nearly six and three quarters million residents, 60 percent of whom live in the Seattle metropolitan area. The state has 206 cities contained in 39 counties. Several Washington based companies are counted among the most nationally successful corporations, including Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. Search current public records for Washington quickly and easily. Find out about criminal history records from the Washington State Patrol office. You may also review crime statistics for the state. The State Department of Health will help you acquire birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates. Learn about the Washington state courts, jury information and court case records. See how the residents of the state live by examining data on housing and real estate, demographics and employment. Explore the business possibilities by studying the statistics on firms and companies of Washington. Check out the workings of the governing bodies of the counties and discover what services and local attractions the cities in Washington state have to offer. Scan the interesting headlines and current events occurring in Washington at the moment. To help you keep up to date, this site is updated with new Washington sources on a regular basis.

Washington Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Washington Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Western District of Washington
    Case Number:18-44131-
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Eastern District of Washington
    Case Number:18-03364-7
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Western District of Washington
    Case Number:2:18-cv-01781
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Western District of Washington
    Case Number:3:18-cv-06013
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Eastern District of Washington
    Case Number:1:18-cr-02072-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Eastern District of Washington
    Case Number:1:18-cr-02076-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:December 11, 2018
    Source:uscourts.gov

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Washington

  • Question: What is the actual date of my marriage
    By Angiepants
    Nov 29, 2016
    Reply:

    To look up marriage licenses in the state of Washington, check with the county auditor's office where the marriage took place. Look for the county auditor website and you can see how to request a marriage license, also see the contact information if you need help. Marriage licenses are considered to be public record in this state.

    By abc123
    Nov 29, 2016
  • Question: How can I get copy of police report when I know names of the two people police interviewed but not exact date?
    By jim
    Sep 25, 2016
    Reply:

    Police reports are provided by the department which made the arrest. It is a common request and its form, similar to incident/accident reports can be obtained on individual departments' websites. Police reports are public records, however, there are exceptions before the request is granted.

    By jay
    Nov 29, 2016
  • Question: Searching for all marriages in Washington state for the date 6/25/2015
    By Found
    Jan 18, 2016
    Reply:

    The Washington Department of Health shows marriages (statistics) from 1968, includes same sex marriages since December 2012. For registered domestic partnerships, the secretary of state's site will have that information freely on their site (search sec of state corporations, then domestic partnerships within the site)

    By admn1
    Jun 21, 2016
  • Question: How to find a will
    By anonymous
    Jun 09, 2016
    Reply:

    Finding the will itself before the person is deceased is not easy, and not generally considered public record. However, typically, when the person dies, the executor files the will with the court, most likely at the venue where the decedent died. You may need to check other county clerks throughout the state. Once the will is filed with the court, it is then public record. This is the general rule of thumb when it comes to wills and probate, these can be different from one state or court to another. A court records search where you believe the filing would take place is a good starting point.

    By admn1
    Jun 15, 2016
  • Question: How to find Birth records?
    By Id
    Jan 19, 2016
    Reply:

    If you are looking for copies from the state, the Washington department of health issues them by mail, online, telephone or by walking in. You can also request a search only for eight dollars, the database includes birth or death after July 1, 1907, which is the time when the state took over these records from counties. For records before that, the county auditor is the custodian and can provide them.

    By ted
    Mar 24, 2016
  • Question: How do I find out who owns a home
    By T
    Feb 25, 2016
    Reply:

    Where is the home? Deed information can be retrieved/viewed from the county recorder offices throughout Washington. Take Seattle for example, the Kings county recorder's office has a free online property information webpage. This database will reveal names in addition to also looking up deeds, mortgage documents, easements, liens and bills of sale. If it's in another county/area, mention it so that others' help can be specific.

    By adm
    Mar 24, 2016
  • Question: How do I find out if someone passed away recently for free?
    By moon
    Nov 21, 2015
    Reply:

    There are many online obituaries that list recent death, they will simply show up on serps. If you aren't able to find it in the obits, you can try the link to Washington cemeteries https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1306 It's an open free search you can easily check. By clicking on that, you will be taken to the Secretary of state's webpage of digital archives. There is a "Collections" tab on top which will take you to a page showing different databases. Under the Collections online portion, you will see the cemetery records link on the left, once you click on that, a list of cemeteries you can access freely appears on the right.

    By adm
    Nov 27, 2015
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Washington Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Hebert Rashad    
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030704
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 11:46:00 Pm
    Release Date Time: 11/02/2018 05:29:00 Pm
    More
    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov
  • Hopper Savannah Lynn  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030703
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 10:55:00 Pm
    More
    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov
  • Anderson Luke Steven  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030702
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 10:03:00 Pm
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    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov
  • Hussein Nasrudin M  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030701
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 10:39:00 Pm
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    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov
  • Stalkfleet Dennis F  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030700
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 10:45:00 Pm
    Release Date Time: 11/01/2018 08:34:00 Pm
    More
    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov
  • Lukkes Jamison Charles  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218030699
    Booking Date Time: 10/31/2018 10:11:00 Pm
    Release Date Time: 11/05/2018 06:55:00 Pm
    More
    November 07, 2018
    Source: kingcounty.gov

Washington Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Toriana Davis
    Toriana Davis, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/12/2018. Missing From Seattle, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Seattle Police Department (washington) 1-206-625-5011.
    November 26, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Misael Margarito Sanchez
    Misael Margarito Sanchez, Age Now: 24, Missing: 08/08/2011. Missing From Snohomish, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (washington) 1-425-407-3970.
    November 16, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Faelynn Dunham
    Faelynn Dunham, Age Now: 16, Missing: 10/31/2018. Missing From Battle Ground, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Vancouver Police Department (washington) 1-360-693-3111.
    November 15, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Richard Haynes
    Richard Haynes, Age Now: 25, Missing: 09/12/2004. Missing From Kittitas, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Kittitas County Sheriff's Office (washington) 1-509-962-7525.
    November 08, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Elsie Luscier
    Elsie Luscier, Age Now: 52, Missing: 08/30/1979. Missing From Taholah, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Quinault Police Department (washington) 1-360-276-4422.
    November 05, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Seth Johnson
    Seth Johnson, Age Now: 16, Missing: 11/01/2018. Missing From Sequim, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Clallam County Sheriff's Office (washington) 1-360-417-2459.
    November 05, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com

Washington Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Washington Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Marwell Trejo • Richland, Washington • 22 Years Old
    March 16, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • David L Childers • Carson, Washington • 49 Years Old
    February 02, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Jamie Durr • Tacoma, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 11, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Jazzmin Defilipps • Seattle, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 05, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Jazzmin Defilipps • Seattle, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 05, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Katie M. Turner • Yakima, Washington • 24 Years Old
    January 03, 2018
    Source: missing.report

Washington Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/12/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    20,136
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    174
  • Rape:
    2,695
  • Robbery:
    5,640
  • Aggravated Assault:
    11,627
  • Total Property Crime:
    261,706
  • Burglary:
    55,290
  • Larceny Theft:
    175,769
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    30,647

Washington Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    6,724,540
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    5,894,143
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    14%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    830,419
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    5,894,121
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    450,617
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,569,592
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    806,202
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    5,196,362
  • State's black resident population
    240,042
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    103,869
  • State's Asian resident population
    481,067
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    40,475
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    312,926
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    755,790
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    4,876,804
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    77%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    7%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    11%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    73%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Washington
  • Births
    88,978
  • Deaths
    47,323
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    429
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    81%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Washington Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    12%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    17%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    89%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    31%
  • Total number of Veterans
    615,860
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Washington
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,814,238
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    363,153
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    15%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    65%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $277,600
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    26%
  • Total number of households
    2,512,327
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Washington Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $29,320
  • Statewide income of median households in Washington
    $56,479
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    12%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $265,738
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $41,203
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    3,528,707
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    314,207
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    9%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,948,743
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    397,275
  • People employed by the government
    609,199
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    201,930,674
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    51,138
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    182,207
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    400,718
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    12,389,422
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Washington
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    551,439
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    6%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    29%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    112,053,283
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    76,790,966
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    92,968,519
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,380
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Washington territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    17,011
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    3,185,825
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    14,972,789
  • Size in square miles of land
    66,544
  • Population per square mile
    101
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