Public Records Requests

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South Sound 911 holds only certain records for its partner law enforcement agencies. Please reference this chart for the types of records available. 

Requesting Records

South Sound 911 uses a Records Request Portal to make the request process more efficient and transparent. The information below will provide a helpful understanding of the public records disclosure process.
Records Portal
  • South Sound 911 responds to requests for public records in accordance with the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.
  • Public Records Act exemptions can be found here and here.
  • Most requests must be reviewed by the originating agency.
To begin your request, go to the Records Request Portal or click the round Records Portal button on this page, and create or login to your account.

If you would prefer to submit a request via mail, please send your request to:

Records Custodian
South Sound 911
955 Tacoma Ave. S., Ste. 202
Tacoma, WA 98402

Other Records

South Sound 911 does not hold law enforcement investigative files, photos or fire department records. Those records are held by the originating agency and requestors should contact the agency directly. For a list of partner agency websites, see our Links & Resources page.

Other types of records and where they may be found:
  • South Sound 911 administrative records - Online Archive
  • Court Records - Use the State of Washington Courts records request page to identify what type of record you seek or use the Washington State Court Directory to locate the appropriate court.
  • Criminal History or Background Check - Criminal history records may be obtained for non-criminal justice purposes, but is limited to conviction information only. Contact the Washington State Patrol.