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Records Division

Our Records Division is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. We have a receptionist who handles public contact in person and by phone, transcription and manages the office. Our records technicians process the dissemination of information and daily maintenance of all records, according to strict guidelines provided by law.

Records technicians also assist the detective division in registering and tracking all registered sex offenders residing in Douglas County.

Records staff work under the direction of the records supervisor who is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the records system as directed by law, compiles county statistics for the state and is responsible for matters relating to firearms laws, such as handgun purchases and concealed pistol licenses. The Records Supervisor reports to the Chief Civil Deputy.

Online Payment Service

Requesting Public Records

Request Form pdf, also available at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 110 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.

For assistance, or to make requests by letter, email, fax, or phone, contact:

Public Records Officer

Rhonda Pickering
110 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Telephone: (509) 884-0941
Fax: (509) 886-1045
Email: recordstech@co.douglas.wa.us

Public Records requests must include:

You will receive a response within five business days

The Records Division will make records available for inspection and copying by appointment during normal business hours, excluding legal holidays. Requestors will not remove documents from the viewing area or disassemble or alter any document.

The requestor will indicate which documents he or she wishes the County to copy.

Cost for Public Records

There is no fee for inspecting public records.

Paper copy $0.15 per page
DVD/CD $0.25 each
Fax $1.00 per page
Postage Actual Expense
Envelopes $0.50 each
Refer to Douglas County Code Chapter 2.51.090 for additional fees.

Fees may be paid by cash, personal check or money order payable to Douglas County Sheriff. Payment via debit/credit is available through nCourt. A small convenience fee is charged for this service.

For large requests, the County may:

Response to Records Requests

Within five business days of receipt of the request, the Records Division will do on of the following:

If the requestor does not receive a response within five days, he or she should contact the Records Division to determine the reason.

Requesting Traffic Collision Reports

Please come in to the Sheriff’s Office and request the report or complete the Request Form and submit it to recordstech@co.douglas.wa.us.

You may also obtain copies of collision reports directly from the Washington State Patrol.

Some Records Exempt from Disclosure

The Public Records Act lists types of documents exempt from public inspection and copying.

Douglas County will NOT disclose lists of individuals for commercial purposes.

If only a portion of a record is exempt from disclosure, the Records Division will redact the exempt portions before providing the document.

Special Considerations

If a requestor has not reviewed or claimed records within thirty days of notice that records are available or fails to make payment, the Records Division may close the request.

If requested records contain information that may affect rights of others, before providing the records, the Records Division may give notice and allow time for action by the other parties.

After a request has been filled, if the Records Division becomes aware of additional documents existing at the time of the request, these will be provided to the requestor on an expedited basis.

Requesting Review of Denials

A requestor may send a written petition to The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in order to have any disclosure denial reviewed. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will consider petitions and affirm or reverse the denial within two business days following the receipt of the petition by that office.

Fingerprinting

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting services to the public on Thursdays of every week from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Please call (509) 884-0941 to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.  We apologize that we cannot accept walkins.

You will need:

Payment and Fees

Fees may be paid by cash, personal check or money order payable to Douglas County Sheriff. Payment via debit/credit is available through nCourt. A small convenience fee is charged for this service.

Fingerprint Cards

We now use Live Scan "inkless" fingerprinting technology, which will print out fingerprint cards for you. This technology complies with all national standards and formats and can be used in place of inked cards, regardless of where the cards are being submitted.  Please do not fill out your fingerprint cards prior to your appointment.

CRIMINAL HISTORY

The most effective way to get this information is through Washington State Patrol’s WATCH system. The information provided by WATCH will include criminal history conviction information for the entire State of Washington, including Douglas County. Contact WSP at the following: https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/

Otherwise, to receive criminal history conviction information for Douglas County ONLY:

Make requests by letter, email, fax or phone to:

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
110 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Telephone: (509) 884-0941
Fax: (509) 886-1045
Email: recordstech@co.douglas.wa.us

Request must include:

Payment and Fees

The fee is $10.00. Fees may be paid by cash, personal check or money order payable to Douglas County Sheriff. Payment via debit/credit is available through nCourt. A small convenience fee is charged for this service.

Email a member of the Records Division
Chief Civil Deputy Kelly Soltwisch
Records Supervisor Rhonda Pickering
Records Technician Lori Eikum
Records Technician Sandy Townsend
Receptionist Sheena Cooper