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.
Clerk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archives email: email@example.com
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City Clerk Guides and Research Tools
Citizen Engagement Guide
How to participate in Seattle City Government and an overview of the legislative process.
Legislative History Research Guide
Researching City Laws (City Council Guide)
Seattle Municipal Code Frequently Asked Questions
Historic Municipal Code Files Index
Citizens' Initiatives and Referenda Guides
Guide to the Records of the City Clerk
Describes paper and electronic records managed by the City Clerk.
Guide to City Clerk's Online Information Resources
Overview of main online Clerk and Archives databases.
Seattle Geographic Indexing Atlas
Map used for geographic indexing of Clerk and Archives records by neighborhood. Includes search on legislation and photos by neighborhood.
Municipal Archives Guides and Research Tools
Overview of Archives Guides
Annexation History Research Tool
Interactive map that details the legislative history of all annexations to Seattle from 1869 through 1975, including relevant ordinances and dates of annexation.
Local History Resources
Researching Parks Records