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Many public records are available on the County's website. Below is a list of records or information and where to find it. The list also includes frequently requested documents from other local agencies. To request access to public records that are not available on-line, view the instructions for making a records request.

Commonly Requested Records

 Record or Information
Information Available
 Agency Phone
Accident Reports
In-person at South Sound 911
South Sound 911 (253) 798-7441
Annual Budgets
Online
Budget & Finance (253) 798-7285
Birth or Death Certificates
Application Available
Online
Tacoma-Pierce County
Health Department

(253) 798-6418
Building Applications/Permits Online
Planning & Land Services
(253) 798-7210
Community Property Agreements
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Contracts Online Bidder Registration
Current Bids & RFPs
Awarded Contracts
Purchasing
(253) 798-7456
County Code and Charter
Online
County Council
(253) 798-7777
Criminal History Records
(Background Check)
Online
Washington State Patrol
(360) 534-2000
Current and Prior Pay Rates
Online Human Resources (253) 798-7480
Deeds
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Divorce Decrees in
Pierce County
Online for records from
1991 to present


In-person for older
records
Clerk of the Superior Court
(253) 798-7455
Divorce Decrees outside
Pierce County
Availability varies
Washington State
Department of Health

(360) 236-4300
Easements
Online
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Foreclosure Documents Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Foreclosure Surplus Online Budget & Finance  (253) 798-7552
Full Reconveyance
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Jail Roster
Online
Sheriff - Corrections
 
Job Descriptions
Online Human Resources (253) 798-7480
Job Openings
Online Human Resources (253) 798-7480
Judgments
In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Liens In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Neighborhood Crime Data Online
Sheriff
(253) 798-4721
Marriage Records
In-person or by mail at the Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7435
Maintenance Agreements Online
Auditor
(253) 798-7440
Military Discharge Papers
(DD214)
In-person or by mail at the Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Mortgage Documents Online
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Name Change Documents
In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Ordinances
Online
County Council
(253) 798-7777
Police or Sheriff Report Request online
South Sound 911
(formerly LESA)
(253) 798-7441
Powers of Attorney In-person at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Property Tax Assessment
Online
Assessor-Treasurer (253) 798-6111
Real Estate Maps
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Recorded Documents
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
Resolutions
Online County Council (253) 798-7777
Requests For Proposals (RFPs)
Online
Purchasing (253) 798-7456
Sales History on Property
Online Assessor-Treasurer (253) 798-6111
Satisfactions of Judgment In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Satisfaction of Liens
In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Scheduled Property Inspections
Online
Planning & Land Services (253) 798-7210
Superior Court Documents
Online
Clerk of the Superior Court (253) 798-7455
Superior Court Case Calendar
Online Clerk of the Superior Court (253) 798-7455
Survey Control and Monuments
Online Information Technology-
GIS

(253) 798-7476
Title Eliminations
Online Auditor (253) 798-7440
UCC Documents (Fixture Filing)
In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor (253) 798-7440
Unclaimed Property Lists
(Stale Dated Warrants/
Un-cashed Checks)
Online
Budget & Finance (253) 798-7552
Union Agreements
Online Human Resources (253) 798-7480