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

King County, Washington Overview

King County is located in the North Puget Sound region of Washington. The county seat is Seattle which is also the largest city in the state. The county was created in 1852 and originally named in honor of William Rufus King, a US Vice President. In 1986, there was a motion to change the namesake from William King to Martin Luther King Jr. It was officially changed in 2005. According to the 2017 census, there are around 2,188,649 people living in the 2,307-square mile area which makes King County the most populated county in the state. The county is bordered in the north by Snohomish County, in the northeast by Chelan County, in the east by Kittitas County, in the south by Pierce County, and in the west by Kitsap County. The zip codes include 98001, 98002, 98003, 98004, 98005, 98006, 98007, 98008, 98009, 98010, 98011, 98013, 98014, 98015, 98019, 98022, 98023, 98024, 98025, 98027, 98028, 98029, 98030, 98031, 98032, 98033, 98034, 98035, and 98038.

King County Officials Information

The County Clerk is responsible for maintaining all court for the Superior Court as well as for managing all financial transactions in Superior Court cases. He/she is also responsible for providing a calendar of all scheduled hearings as well as attending all hearings and creating records of all proceedings for the public.

County Clerk Office:
Address: 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 296-9300
The Clerk’s office also provides access to commonly used local forms such as Case Assignment Area Form and Case Index Cover Sheets, Confidential Information Form, Certificate of Dissolution – Vital Statistics Form, Domestic Partnership – Vital Statistics Form, Sealed Confidential Reports, Sealed Financial Source Documents, Order to Seal, Notice of Court Date, Attorney’s Certificate of Compliance, Notice of Change of Address, and Emancipation Packet.

King Court Records Information

Access to court case information, documents, and recorded hearings is through the Clerk’s office. These records with the exception of those that are not open to public inspection are available for viewing during business hours. If you wish to access court records online, you can visit the ECR Online website. The cost to access documents online is $0.25 per page with a transaction fee of $2.49 if you use a credit card to pay or $1 for internet check.

King, WA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20092,345,688
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200956,314
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20097,718
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200918,281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200911,017
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200921,882
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200935,455
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009226,886
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200946,465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200965,525
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200914,508
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009329,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200910,021
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20098,849
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009215,446
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200972,555
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20095,035
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009107,177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200940,697
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20095,760
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200932,367
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200943,243
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200963,432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,849
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200934,839
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200972,730
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200910,743
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200915,276
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200920,718
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20092,762
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009641,270
King County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in King 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:King County Marriage License
Location:500 4th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone:206-477-6620

King County Records Department
County Government Office

Address: 500 4th Ave #311, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
Phone: 206-477-6620

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