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Appearing below are those statewide resources we feel will be most useful to you. You may also find databases from county and local areas by navigating to those pages through the drop-down tools in the margin.
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|Bankruptcies, Judgments,Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database. Search Washington statewide for judgments, bankruptcies, and tax liens. $5 per search Immediate results.
|Companies | Business Tax Records |
Search the Washington Department of Revenue Business Records Database for Washington corporation, LLC, LLP, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, limited partnership, and assumed business name tax records.
|Companies | Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, Limited Partnerships |
Washington Secretary of State records by organization name or UBI number for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and other registered business entities.
|Court Dates | Scheduled Proceedings |
Use this Washington Courts database to find out when you (or anyone else) needs to appear in district or municipal court in Washington State.
|Court Directories |
Search for individuals and courts in the Washington State Supreme, Appeals, County, & tribal court system.
|Court Dockets | Supreme Court |
Washington Supreme Court Docket and Oral Argument Calendar listed by year.
|Court Records | Municipal & District, Superior, Appellate |
Search Washington Municipal & District, Superior, and, Appellate court records. Includes criminal, civil, domestic, juvenile, probate, traffic, infraction, parking, and small claims court filings. Also available are judgments, attorney calendars, and a broad name search feature that covers all courts.
|Criminal Histories Pay Site|
Washington State Patrol, Identification and Criminal History Section service. Request, view, and print criminal history conviction records. Search fee: $10.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of Washington statewide criminal records. Includes: felonies and misdemeanors from District, Municipal and Superior Courts; Department of Corrections inmate records; the Washington sex offender registry; and tribal registries from the Yakama Nation, Colville Reservation, Upper Skakit Tribe, and the Nooksack Indian Tribe.
|Death Records |
Search this Washington Secretary of State database of the Social Security Death Index for persons who had a Social Security card issued in Washington, last residence in Washington,or their last benefit payment was mailed to an address in Washington.
|Delinquent Taxpayers | Eastern Washington |
List of Eastern Washington delinquent taxpayers from the Washington Department of Revenue.
|Delinquent Taxpayers | Western Washington |
Washington Department of Revenue list of Western Washington delinquent taxpayers.
|Most Wanted | Child Support |
Names, photos, and personal & debt information on those wanted for non-payment of child support in Washington State.
|Registered Offenders |
Search this Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs database of Level II and Level III registered offenders by county, city, zip code, street, name, and/or type of conviction.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search the Washington Department of Revenue for unclaimed property, including financial assets, etc. by name or keyword.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Washington State Department of Licensing UCC filings (financing statements documenting loans).
|Unsettling Events |
Clippings File of the Tacoma Washington Public Library's historical index of newspaper articles.
|Washington State Home Page |
Use the official Washington state site to find government officials, offices, services, agencies, and more.
|Administrative Code |
Search the Washington State Legislature Administrative Code.
|Attorney General Opinions |
Washington Attorney General database of opinions from 1949 to the present.
|Birth Records | Archives |
Select "Birth Records" in the record Series menu to search for Washington State births recorded in the late 19th and early 20th century.
|Breath Test Discovery Materials |
Search the Washington State Patrol "Web Based Discovery Materials Site" for Breath Test Program test results, instrument maintenance, CV's, manual, and procedures.
|Campaign Finance |
Washington State Public Disclosure Commission campaign finance records, including registered candidates and committees, contributions, and expenditures.
|Census Records 1847-1910 |
Select "Census Records" in the Record Series menu to search the Washington Secretary of State Digital Archives database by name for Federal census records in Washington State between 1847 and 1910.
|Child Support Payments |
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services Child Support Internet Payment service. Search for and track your latest child support payments online. A Secure Access Washington (SAW) id is required.
|City & County Codes |
Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington list of city municipal codes and county codes.
|Coastal Maps |
Browse this Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Atlas for maps biological/habitat features, physical features, regulated features, jurisdicitonal delineations, and transportation features.
|Coastal Photographs |
Washington Department of Ecology database of Shoreline Aerial Photographs.
|Codes of Washington |
Search the Revised Code of Washington RCW for laws now in force.
|Companies | Assumed Business Names |
Department of Revenue Business Records Database of Washington State registered Assumed Business Names (DBAs / Trade Names).
|Cougar Sightings |
Use this Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife service to search for cougar incident reports by keyword, county, and/or year, or browse by date for the last 30 days.
|Court Dates | by State Bar Number |
Use this database to search by State Bar Number for court dates in district or municipal court.
|Court Decisions | Court of Appeals & Supreme Court |
Washington State Court Slip Opinions from the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court since February 22, 2013.
|Court Records | Federal PACER Eastern District Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of Washington record search. Requires a PACER account.
|Court Records | Federal PACER Eastern District Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Register with the Federal PACER system to search U.S. District Court of Washington Eastern District criminal and civil court filings.
|Court Records | Federal PACER Western District Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. Western District Bankruptcy Court of Washington. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records. Provides dockets and documents.
|Court Records | Federal PACER Western District Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
PACER United States Western District Court of Washington civil and criminal court records.
|Court Records | Frontier Justice Courts 1853-1889 |
Select "Frontier Justice" in the record series menu to search the Washington Secretary of State Digital Archives for Frontier Justice court cases heard in Washington Territory between 1853 and 1889.
|Death Certificates 1907-1960 |
Search over 975,000 Washington State death certificates that were recorded between 1907 and 1960.
|Digital Archives | Historical Documents & Photographs |
Washington State University databases of historical documents, maps, and regional history.
|Employee Phone Directory |
Search the Washington State Government telephone directory. Includes listings for state agencies, educational institutions, and many local government organizations.
|Ferry Schedules |
Washington State ferry schedules.
|Historical Photographs |
Tacoma Public Library Photography Archive historical photographs of the Pacific Northwest. Search by keyword or term.
|Inmates | Department of Corrections |
Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) database of currently incarcerated inmates. Search by name or DOC number.
|Inmates | Seatco Prison 1877-1888 |
Washington Secretary of State Digital Archives database of Seatco Prison inmates from 1877 through 1888.
|Inmates | State Penitentiary 1887-1946 |
Washington Secretary of State Digital Archives database of Washington State Penitentiary inmates between 1887 and 1945.
|Inmates | VineLink |
VineLink database of inmates in Washington. Search by facility, offender ID, name, date of birth, or age range.
Search Washington State Legislation for Bill information.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical and Business |
Verify or find professional and business licenses in Washington for attorneys, accountants, dentists, physicians, contractors, and more.
|Marriages | Archives |
Choose "Marriage Records" in the Record Series menu to search Washington State Digital Archives records for Washington marriage records by bride or groom name, marriage year or county.
|Marriages 1858-1950 |
marriages in Washington State recorded between 1858 and 1950.
|Military Records |
Use this Washington Secretary of State Digital Archives service to search for historic Military records.
|Military Records | Orting Soldiers' Home |
Search this Washington Secretary of State database of historical records of veterans who resided at the Orting Soldier's Home & Colony during the period 1891 through 1987.
|Military Records | Retsil Veterans Home |
Search this Washington Secretary of State database of historical records of veterans who resided at the at the Veterans Home in Restil during the period 1910 through 1977.
|Missing Children |
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children database of Washington State missing children.
|Missing Children | State Police |
Washington State Police list of missing children. Information includes photo, name, DOB, contact info/#, physical description, and circumstances, date and city of disappearance.
|Missing Persons |
Washington State Police list of missing Washington residents.
|Most Wanted |
List of most wanted fugitives from the Washington State Police.
|Naturalization Records |
Choose "Naturalization Records" in the Record Series menu to search the Washington State Archives for naturalization records.
|Place Names |
Extraordinarily well-researched database of Washington State place names by key word, description, or phrase.
|Protective Orders |
Protective orders in Washington by case number and respondent name and county of issuance.
|Public Employee Retirement Benefits |
Washington State Department of Retirement Systems retirement benefit estimator, withholding calculator, and buy back calculator.
|Revised Code |
Search the Washington State Revised Code.
|Sales Tax Rates On-line Address Lookup (GIS) |
Use the Sales Tax Rates Map or search by address for sales tax rates in Washington State.
|Sales Tax | Reseller Permit Verification |
Submit sales tax reseller permit information and receive verification from the Washington Department of Revenue.
|Ships and Shipping |
This database contains a searchable index of more than 13,000 ships. It provides full text information on 1,000 ships built on the Pacific Coast and ships with a connection to the Pacific Northwest.
|Squaxin Island Tribe | Codes |
Squaxin Island Tribe in Western Washington tribal code.
|Tax Decisions, Laws, Rules |
Search tax decisions, topics, questions and information at the Washington Department of Revenue.
|Voter Records |
Check your Washington State voter registration status online.
|Wanted Persons | Unidentified |
Photographs of unidentified wanted persons from the Washington State Police.
Washington is located in the Pacific Northwest United States. The Capital is Olympia and the largest city is Seattle. The Official Web Site is located at http://access.wa.gov/. Washington is the 13th most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 7,061,530 and the 2010 census population was 6,724,543. The land area is 66,455.52 square miles and there are 101.2 persons per square mile.
81.2% of the population is White, 4% is Black or African American, 11.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 7.9% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.4% are two or more races. 90% are a high school graduate or higher, and 31.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $262,100. There are on average 2.54 persons per household, the per capita income is $30,742, the median household income is $59,478, and 13.4% of the persons in Washington are considered below poverty level.
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