All Public records are governed by the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).
The Public Records Act pertains to all records prepared, owned, used, or retained by any department or office of Yakima County government, excluding the Yakima County Courts.
Yakima County Court records are governed by Washington State Court General Rules (GR31 and GR31.1).
Yakima County Jail records are governed by Washington State RCW 70.48.100.
If you would like to make a records request, please use our online Public Records Request Portal.
When making your request, please be as specific as possible so that we can conduct a thorough and accurate search.
If you have any questions about the process, please see our FAQs, public records policy, or contact us directly:
Public Records Officer
128 N 2nd Street - Rm 211
Yakima, WA 98901
If you are unable to use the online portal, there is a printable form available that can be submitted directly to the county.
|Record or Information
||Department or Agency
||Yakima Health District
||Yakima Health District||(509) 575-4040|
|Death Certificates (Outside of Yakima County)
||Washington State Department of Health||(360) 236-4300|
|Jail Roster (Inmate Lookup)
||Department of Corrections
|Veteran's Services||Auditor||(509) 574-1400|
|Superior Court Daily Docket||Superior Court||(509) 574-2710|
|Superior Court Records (Paper Copies)
||Superior Court Clerk
|Superior Court Hearings||Superior Court Clerk
|Criminal History Records (Background Check)||Washington State Patrol||(360) 534-2000
|Building and Manufactured Home Permits||Public Services - Building Division
|Yakima County Land Information Portal||Assessor & GIS Services
|Yakima County Claim Form||Commissioners