Public Records Requests - Frequently asked Questions
Where can I get a copy of a POLICE or SHERIFF REPORT taken in Mason County?
Where can I get a copy of a MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
Marriage certificates are available with the Mason County Auditor.
Where can I get a copy of a DIVORCE DECREE?
Divorce decrees may be obtained from the county court in which the divorce was granted. If you are not sure which county handled the divorce, try a search through Washington State Courts. Look for ‘Search Case Records’ then ‘Name Search’.
If your divorce was granted in Mason County, you may contact the Clerk of Court for instructions on how to request a copy of the divorce.
Where can I get a copy of a BIRTH or DEATH CERTIFICATE?
Birth and Death certificates may be requested through the Mason County Health Department.
Where do I go to get records regarding PROPERTY TAXES or TAX FORCLOSURE for real estate in Mason County?
You can access this information with the Mason County Treasurer.
Where do I go to get records regarding PROPERTY SALES HISTORY or PROPERTY VALUE for real estate in Mason County?
Where can I go to get a copy of a RECORDED DOCUMENT such as a PLAT MAP, SURVEY, or DEED?
These recorded documents and more are with the Mason County Auditor.
Where can I get a copy of the MASON COUNTY CODE?
An electronic version of the Mason County Code is available on our website.
Where can I get a copy of an ORDINANCE or RESOLUTION?
Mason County Ordinances and Resolutions are available on our website.
Where can I get a copy of the Mason County ANNUAL BUDGET?
I don’t see MASON TRANSIT, the MASON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY, the MASON CONSERVATION DISTRICT, or MASON COUNTY GARBAGE on the Mason County Public Records list. Aren’t these organizations part of the Mason County government?
These are just a few of the organizations sometimes associated with being a county department. These entities function separately from county government and most maintain their own websites with useful information. Here is a listing of the websites and telephone numbers.
Mason County Transportation Authority: www.masontransit.org (360) 426-9434 or 1-800-374-3747
I am still not sure where I should direct my request. What should I do?
If you are unsure of the agency you may fill out this Public Records Request Form and send it to:
Phone: (360) 427-9670 ext. 419