Request a Report
made available to the public in accordance with the
Where do I make the request?
Requests for reports can be made in person, by
email, or fax.
accident reports are also available to you and your insurance
company online 24 hours a day at the WA State Patrol
How do I
make the request?
To assist us in locating your documents please provide as much
information as possible.
Case number and type of call (i.e. Burglary)
If case number is unknown include:
Date and time incident occurred
Address where incident occurred; or, if different,
address of 911 call
Type of call (i.e., Assault, Burglary)
Names of parties involved
If you are requesting a vehicle report list the license
Be sure to include your contact information (i.e. name, mailing
address, email and/or phone number) and sign and date your
will my request take?
Within five business days after the receipt of a request the
Sheriff’s Office will do one or more of the following:
Make requested records available for inspection or copying.
Acknowledge the receipt of request and provide a reasonable
estimate of when requested records will be available.
Seek clarification of unclear requests.
Deny the request and cite the legal exemption(s).
records exempt from disclosure?
Yes. Listings of the most common
exemptions are found at
exemptions are non-inclusive and disclosure of particular
information may be required or prohibited by other sources of
legal authority. In addition, other Washington laws may prohibit
or exempt the disclosure of other classes of information.
common redactions (black out) include names of victims, all
juveniles/minors and all suspect unless they have been booked
into jail. Redacting
is a major reason why it takes time to prepare reports to fill a