Public Records Requests

Seattle Municipal Court is committed to openness, transparency, and provides reasonable access to court records and administrative records in response to public records requests. We respond to requests in compliance with Washington State Court Rules, applicable Washington State and Federal statutes, and court policy.

Requests for Court Records

Court records relate to a proceeding or case. Case information and many case records are provided online through the Seattle Municipal Court Portal.

Case records not available online may be requested using the Request for Court Records form and emailing it to SMC_Copy_Requests@seattle.gov or via fax  (206) 684-8115.

For additional information, visit the court's Records Unit, 3rd floor of the courthouse, or by phone, (206) 684-5636.

Requests for Administrative Records

Administrative records relate to the management or administration of the court.

Please submit your request by completing the Request for Administrative Records form and emailing it to smcpio@seattle.gov.

Requests for Data

Requests for bulk court records and information from the court's Municipal Court Information System may be requested using the Data Dissemination Agreement.

A number of frequently requested data reports are published in the About section of our website. 

Media Resources

Applicable Court Rules and Policy

Additional Questions?

Contact our Public Information Officer at (206) 684-8710 or smcpio@seattle.gov.