Chapter 42.56 RCW, the Public Records Act, requires each agency to make non-exempt public records available for inspection and copying. Jefferson County Resolution No. 39-06 (Records Access Policy) was adopted in order to implement the Public Records Act.
Many Jefferson County public records are readily available online and free of charge.
The links below will help you navigate to various document archives where you can find, view, and download public records from your own computer or device. If you fail to locate the records you are looking for, or if they are not available online, please proceed to the Jefferson County Public Records Portal to submit a public records request online. (See the information at the bottom of this page for submitting a public records request by mail).
Access to judicial records is not governed by the Public Records Act. See this page for links to order court records directly.
Documents recorded by the county auditor since Aug. 3, 1981. (Provided by the Jefferson County Auditor's Office)
List of real estate, property, and map records, with links to searchable document archives and department web pages.
List of permits, building and planning records, with links to searchable document archives and department web pages.
List of administrative, legislative and financial records, with links to searchable document archives and department web pages.
Submitting your request online is the simplest and most effective method. However, if you have limited internet access or prefer to use a different mode of submission, you can download a fill-able PDF form by clicking here. Fill out the form on your computer, or by hand, and send it to Jefferson County by:
Fax (360) 385-9195
Mail Public Records Officer
1820 Jefferson St., PO Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368
The Jefferson County Public Records Officer is Erin Lundgren, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners.
1820 Jefferson Street - PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone: (360) 385-9100 FAX: (360) 385-9382