Request Public Records
Many Clallam County public records are readily available online or are processed by Departments or agencies other than the Public Records Office. Some common records that are not processed by the Public Records Office are below.
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To obtain a birth certificate, complete the Washington State Certified Birth Certificate Application and return the form to the Clallam County Health & Human Services Office.
For Washington State certified death certificates which are available for deaths occurring in Clallam County after June 2012, complete the Clallam County Certified Death Certificate Application and return the form to the Clallam County Health & Human Services Office.
The Clallam County Health & Human Services Office is located at 111 East 3rd Street in Port Angeles, WA. Visit the HHS website for more information: https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/262/Birth-Death-Records
Birth and Death Certificates can also be ordered online from the Washington State Department of Health. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/BirthDeathMarriageandDivorce/OrderCertificates
Autopsy reports are available directly from the Clallam County Coroner. You do not need to submit a public records request. Please contact the Clallam County Coroner directly at (360) 565-2611.
You do not need to submit a Public Records Request for most budget records. Budgets can be found on our website HERE.
Court records are not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and are not processed through the Public Records Office. However, Superior Court and District Court records are subject to disclosure under the General Rules and can be requested directly from the Courts.
Clallam County Superior Court records can be accessed online at https://websrv11.clallam.net/documents. For more information about Superior Court Records call (360) 417-2231. Records related to felony criminal cases, civil cases, divorce proceedings, family court, and probate proceedings are available through the Superior Court.
To request records from District Court, complete a records request form. Then submit the completed form by emailing it to Lisa Hardy at email@example.com for District I (Port Angeles) or to Mark Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org for District II (Forks). Records related to misdemeanor crimes and traffic violations are available through the District Court.
Requests for an inmate’s jail records are not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and are not processed through the Public Records Office. However, requests for medical and non-medical jail records can be requested directly from the jail. For instructions on how to obtain inmate records please visit the jail or call (360) 417-2432.
Most inmate records, including booking photos ("mug shots"), are not public records and are exempt from disclosure. Information is available for public release via the Clallam County Jail Roster. All other inmate records are confidential (City and County Jails Act (RCW 70.48.100)) and may only be provided directly to the inmate, to a third-party with a signed release from the inmate, or by a court order. Requests for inmate medical records, even directly by an inmate, requires a signed Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Care Information form signed by the inmate.
Clallam County's Geospatial Portal is the County's one-stop location to access web map services and download geographic data. You can access the portal HERE
Marriage Certificates are recorded documents and may be obtained from the Clallam County Auditor's Office. Unofficial copies can be obtained for free online at the following link: https://erecording.clallam.net/recorder/web/ For official and certified copies, contact the Auditor's Office directly by calling (360)417-2220. There are fees for obtaining certified copies of documents.
Divorce decrees are several page documents explaining the terms of the divorce. For divorce decrees, contact the Superior Court Clerk in the county where the divorce was finalized. If the divorce was finalized in Clallam County, more information can be obtained from the Clerk of Superior Court.
Divorce certificates are a one-page document stating two parties were divorced on a specific date. Divorce Certificates can be obtained from the Washington State Department of Health.
If you would like to browse current and/or past meeting agendas, documents, minutes and video recordings related to Board of County Commissioner meetings or other County Boards and Commissions meetings, please visit the Granicus Live and Archived Meetings Agendas and Minutes web page.
You can view resolutions dating back to 1941 HERE.
You can search for Assessor & Treasurer records at the Property Search site.
You can use the Clallam County Online Permit System to obtain information about building permits, septic permits, and Development Review Cases. You can also use this system to find information about parcels of land (including links to permits, maps, Assessor Information, and other related documents). This system also allows the public to view Development Permit Applications currently open to public comment.
You can also visit the Online Permit System.
For more information about how to locate septic system permit information, please visit the Septic Permit Information page which is designed to help users find the septic related documents using the Online Permit system.
Copies of recorded documents may be obtained from the Clallam County Auditor's Office. You do not need to submit a public records request. Unofficial copies can be obtained for free online at the following link: https://erecording.clallam.net/recorder/web/ For official and certified copies, contact the Auditor's Office directly by calling (360)417-2220. There are fees for obtaining certified copies of documents.
File a public records request:
Clallam County uses NextRequest to track and respond to Public Records Requests.
To submit a request to the County, please use our Public Records Center, email the Public Records Office, or call 360-417-2234.
To request records from the Clallam County Sheriff's Office, please use the Public Records Center, visit the Clallam County Sheriff's Office in person, or call 360-417-2432.
You can find our Public Records Policy (PDF) here.
Other records, forms, & public documents
Many other online forms and documents can be found throughout this website. If you are unable to find the form or document you seek, visit the web page for the department involved, or contact the appropriate office.