Requesting Jail Records

To submit a request for jail records, please read the following and submit your request as directed in each section.

Inmate Jail Records

NOTE: Most inmate jail records, including booking photos ("mug shots") are not public records and are exempt from disclosure.

The following information is available for public release via the daily jail register.

  • Inmate name
  • Booking date(s)
  • Offense date(s)
  • Description of charge(s)
  • Bail bond information
  • Arresting agency

All other inmate records are confidential (Jail Records Act (RCW 70.48.100) and may only be provided directly to the inmate, to a third-party with a signed release from the inmate, or by a court order.

To obtain inmate information (other than medical information – see below), please complete an Authorization for Release of Inmate Records (non-medical) Form (PDF) and submit in person, by mail, email, or fax to:
Snohomish County Corrections
Attn: Records Requests
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 509
Everett, WA 98201
Email County Corrections
Fax: 425-339-2244

Inmate Medical Records

The release of medical records, even directly to an inmate, requires a signed Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Care Information form signed by the inmate. No medical information on an inmate will be released without this completed form or without a court order signed by a judge. Once the form has been completed and signed, it may be submitted in person, by mail, email, or fax to:
Snohomish County Corrections
Attn: Medical Records Requests
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 509
Everett, WA 98201
Email County Corrections
Fax: 425-339-5326

Cost for Records  

  • Paper copies: $0.15 per page (plus postage). There is no cost for documents less than 10 pages.
  • Color booking photos: $0.25 per photo
  • Electronic files on CD: $1.50 per CD (plus postage)
  • Other media such as audio and photos: Actual cost (plus postage)

Large requests may require a deposit of up to 10% of the estimated total cost of an entire request before copying records.

Payment must be received before inmate records will be provided to the requestor. Upon prepayment of fees, the records will either be mailed to the requestor via the U.S. Postal Service or arrangements may be made for the records to be picked up at the jail inmate account window.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Money order or a cashier's check made payable to "Snohomish County Corrections" or "SCC."

Personal checks are not accepted.

Payments may be made at the jail inmate account window any day between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., at the jail (3025 Oakes Ave, Everett).
Payments may also be mailed to:
Snohomish County Corrections
Attn: Records Requests
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 509
Everett, WA 98201

With the appropriate signed release, requestors may also visually inspect inmate records at the jail, by appointment only, at no cost.

Other Public Records  

For information on requesting the release of non-jail records (e.g. police reports), visit the Sheriff’s Office Public Records webpage or the Snohomish County Public Records webpage.

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