Lookup Public Records in Pierce CountyWashington. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Pierce County, Washington Overview

Pierce County is located in the Coastal Region of Washington. Its county seat is Tacoma. The county was created in 1852 from a portion of Thurston County. It was named in honor of the 14th US President, Franklin Pierce. The county’s total area is 1,806 with an estimated population of 876,764 (2017), making this the second most populated county in the state. The adjacent counties are King County in the north, Yakima County in the east, Lewis County in the south, Thurston County in the southwest, Mason County in the west, and Kitsap County in the northwest. The zip codes include 98303, 98304, 98321, 98323, 98327, 98328, 98329, 98330, 98332, 98333, 98335, 98338, 98344, 98349, 98351, 98352, 98354, 98360, 98371, 98372, 98373, 98374, 98375, 98385, 98387, 98388, 98390, 98391, 98394, 98395, 98396.

Pierce County Officials Information

In Pierce County, the Auditor is responsible for issuing the various licenses in the county. These include auto and boat license tabs, business licenses, marriage licenses, and pet licenses. In addition, the Auditor also processes title transfers, issue plates, and various permits. The Auditor is also the one that handles passport applications.
Auditor’s Office:
Address: 2401 S. 35th St., Room 200, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 798-7427
The Auditor is also responsible for conducting elections and registering voters as well as recording all real-estate related documents in the county and making them available to the public. These records include deeds, appointment of trustees, foreclosure documents, leases, bills of sale, assignments, maintenance agreements, maps, mortgage documents, and title eliminations.

Pierce Court Records Information

Copies of court records can be obtained from the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Requests for copies can be sent through the mail or submitted in person. The public can also obtain copies online through the LINX (Legal Information Network Exchange) as long as the documents were filed after January 1, 2002. For any records filed before January 1, 2002, please call the Clerk’s Office at 253-798-7717.

Pierce, WA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009969,192
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200929,614
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093,558
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093,087
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20096,865
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200914,683
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200986,607
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200914,895
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200929,830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20096,188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009162,867
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,829
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,270
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009106,129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200932,839
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009897
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200950,951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200916,479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092,869
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20097,686
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200918,548
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200922,784
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009893
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20095,463
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200928,909
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20094,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20098,623
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20091,729
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009259,757
Pierce County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Pierce County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 26, Ch. 26.04
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Pierce County Marriage License
Location:2401 South 35th Street, Tacoma, Washington, 98409
Phone:253-798-7427

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