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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copies of Police arrest reports contain charges and other information. However, there are policy restrictions by individual departments which can be looked up on their websites. Many, if not most departments will have instructions and a form to make the individual public request. These records may be available to parties involved in the case only, the law enforcement department’s site will have more information about who can make the request. Unfortunately, it is not apparent what the information within the report will contain until viewed. If you know the location of the arrest, you can begin with looking up periodicals such as local news organizations which may not rank well when too small, so getting the name of the publication first can cut out some of the search work. Another method would be to pull the case file from the court house directly. A majority of the arrests are made at the local level, and sent to trial within the same county. You can begin the search online using the Washington superior court case summary search which is an open free public search. This searches across various court levels. You will need to know the full name, first and last or case number. This search is generally for the purpose of the public to look up when they are due to appear in court. Since it is an easy and quick search to conduct, it is worth trying, there’s nothing to loose. If you are not sure of what is available, peruse the public records links/sites to view a list of agencies and their responsibilities.
The courthouse keeps files on cases they've heard. You can see court records online by going to their webpages. The case file can have more information than the arrest report, which is completed by the arresting agency. Charges can change when they go to court. The case file may spell out much of what happened surrounding the charges. Where was this case? Maybe someone can help you with specifics on what to do if the case was in the same location.
Finding out whether a person is currently incarcerated is free and online. The Washington state department of corrections has an inmate/offender locator. You can conduct the search using the name for the entire state with one query. Then you will be able to see where they are in custody, and will also provide a link to the facility and their information. There's a phone number to contact the facility directly, a list of the offender information can be seen under (list of available information). Criminal records, DUI or not, can be found in several ways, one is the courthouse where the case was tried and ask for the file from clerks.
Cases like these are generally county level, therefore the county court may have the case. Certain counties have better online public services, which county did this happen?
Warrants for arrest are mostly at the local or county court level, issued by a judge. Some police departments make their warrant for arrest list public online, depends on the area
You will need to focus on the particular area/agency. If the warrant is issued out of Sonohomish county, for example, which offers misdemeanor outstanding warrant inquiries or the felony outstanding warrant inquiries openly online. Go to the county website and look for either under courts, law enforcement or simply put warrants for arrest in their search box.
Washington State Department of Health issues birth certificates occurring from 1907 and later. Go to the department's site, then into licenses, permits and certificates (it's a tab on top), under birth, death, marriage and divorce you will see a link to how to order certificates. you can see how to order and what you will need to order online, by phone or by mail and if there are any fees.
If you are looking for official accident reports, you can obtain them online from the Washington State Patrol's 'collision records section' page. According to their site, they cost 9.50 each. Their office at 7345 Linderson Way SW, , Tumwater, WA has a kiosk which these records can be requested.
There are a few factors which play into the ease of obtaining this type of record. For example, whether you are a descendant of the deceased, was it note worthy to end up in the newspapers, when and where did this occur (county or city)? Is it archived?
Court case information can be sealed by the presiding judge. However, that's not common and most case files can be viewed at the courthouse. There are companies called 'attorney services' which can go to the court house and pull up the case and get copies. Which county is it in? It may even be available online depending on the court where the case is being heard.
Where the records are appearing is an important factor. The Washington state patrol's Identification and Criminal History Section is the central repository for criminal history record information (CHRI) statewide. This service also offers the following in case of errors: Updating existing CHRI, Non-conviction CHRI Review, Modifications/Challenges, Compromised Identity Claims, Questions Regarding CHRI. This is on the Washington state patrol's website under 'Updating An Existing State Criminal History'
Census tracts are subdivisions of a county that contain a unique numeric code. These are small areas where the population ranges from 1,200 minimum to 8,000 maximum and average approximately 4,000 residents. Prior to the census tracts, block numbering areas (BNA)s were used for cities where tracts did not exist. Then, in 1990 both were used to cover the entire United States. By the year 2000, the census tracts covered all of the U.S. In 2010 new tracts were introduced as a result of merging or separating due to population changes and were available to the public in December of 2010. The census program is offered only once every ten years and census tracts are aimed at being eventually permanent. This allows for comparisons from one decade to another. Once the tract has exceeded 8,000 residents, the tract is split to the extent of the population numbers being met. If the tract decreases in population below 1,200 residents, the tract with then be merged with a neighboring tract meeting the eligibility standards. The census tract relationship files in the geography portion of the census site shows the 2000 census tracts versus the 2010 census tracts comparisons.
For statistics specific to Washington's transportation collisions, the Washington State Department of Transportation provides the public with their collected data. The data is not compiled of crash reports entered by other drivers but by collision reports submitted by law enforcement. Traffic fatalities in Washington are lower than the national average. Since 2006, total statewide fatal collisions dropped from 578 to 422 in 2010. Seattle with the largest population reported 26 fatalities, but Tukwila, Sea Tac, Lynnwood, Renton and Kent have higher per population rate of fatalities and injuries. Statistics also show that most fatal collisions occur during clear or partly cloudy days. This statistic is an example of data that can be misleading. There are fewer vehicles on the roads during bad weather and therefore will have less collisions. Another example of very similar data is the month where the most collisions occur. Summer time being the most desirable weather for driving, the month with the most reported collisions is July with 53 in 2010. Friday is the day of the week with the most accidents in all Washington public roads, with Saturday second and Monday a close third. Five o'clock is the peak hour of the day when collisions are most likely statewide. As for age groups, 16 to 30 year olds are involved in more fatal crashes than any other age group, but surprisingly drivers over 70 are a very close second in statistical standings. Women have less fatalities than men in just about every category.