Research Assistance

Looking for current legislation? Need the exact text of a City of Seattle law? Interested in the history of City policy? The City Clerk's Online Information Resources site provides access to current legislative records as well as records documenting the history, development, and activities of the agencies and elected officials of Seattle. The guides linked to below may be helpful in getting started. Clerk and Archives staff are also available to help you with your research.

City Clerk Guides and Research Tools

Additionally the Seattle Municipal Archives has an extensive guide on how to search for specific archival assets. Questions about Seattle Municipal Archives items can be directed to them at (206) 233-7807 or (206) 684-8353 or by emailing