Commonly Requested Records

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. 

Record or Information
Information Available
AgencyPhone
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/PermitsOnline
Planning & Land Services
(253) 798-7210
Community Property Agreements
OnlineAuditor(253) 798-7440
ContractsOnline Bidder Registration
Current Bids & RFPs
Awarded Contracts
Procurement & Contract Services
(253) 798-7191
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
OnlineHuman Resources(253) 798-7480
Deeds
OnlineAuditor(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 DocumentsOnlineAuditor(253) 798-7440
Foreclosure SurplusOnlineBudget & Finance(253) 798-7552
Full Reconveyance
OnlineAuditor(253) 798-7440
Jail Roster
Online
Sheriff - Corrections

Job Descriptions
OnlineHuman Resources(253) 798-7480
Job Openings
OnlineHuman Resources(253) 798-7480
Judgments
In-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor(253) 798-7440
LiensIn-person or by mail at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor(253) 798-7440
Neighborhood Crime DataOnline
Sheriff
(253) 798-4721
Marriage Records
In-person or by mail at the Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor(253) 798-7435
Maintenance AgreementsOnline
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 DocumentsOnline
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
Permit/Application SearchOnlinePlanning & Land Services(253) 798-3739
Police or Sheriff ReportRequest online
South Sound 911
(253) 798-7441
Powers of AttorneyIn-person at Pierce
County Auditor's Office
Auditor(253) 798-7440
Property Tax Assessment
Online
Assessor-Treasurer(253) 798-6111
Real Estate Maps
OnlineAuditor(253) 798-7440
Recorded Documents
OnlineAuditor(253) 798-7440
Research PropertyOnlinePlanning & Land Services(253) 798-3739
Resolutions
OnlineCounty Council(253) 798-7777
Requests For Proposals (RFPs)
Online
Purchasing(253) 798-7456
Sales History on Property
OnlineAssessor-Treasurer(253) 798-6111
Satisfactions of JudgmentIn-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
OnlineClerk of the Superior Court(253) 798-7455
Survey Control and Monuments
OnlineInformation Technology-
GIS

(253) 798-7476
Title Eliminations
OnlineAuditor(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 - Dept. of Revenue
Online - Pierce County
Budget & Finance(253) 798-7593
Union Agreements
OnlineHuman Resources(253) 798-7480