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 accordance with Washington State Court Rules, applicable Washington State and Federal statutes and court policy.

Requests for Administrative Records

Administrative records are created or maintained by Seattle Municipal Court and relate to the management, supervision, or administration of the court. Requests for administrative records should be submitted to the Public Information Officer using the Request for Administrative Records form. Forms can be returned by email or mail.

Gary Ireland
Public Information Officer

Email: smcpio@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:

Seattle Municipal Court 
600 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor  
PO Box 34987 
Seattle, WA 98124

Phone: (206) 684-8710

Requests for Court Records

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

Records not available online may be requested using the Request for Court Records form. This form can be emailed to the Court Records Unit at SMC_Copy_Requests@seattle.gov or via fax  206-684-8115.

Requests for Data

Requests fo 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.