Requesting Public Records (Kittitas County Code 2.55)

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Many County records have been made available on this website. We encourage you to view the documents online before submitting a records request.

If you wish to inspect or obtain copies of public records not on this site, please make your request in writing using the County's standard request form and deliver it by US mail, fax, email, or in person to the Public Records Officer of the appropriate office. Please refer to the department descriptions in the list below to aid you in determining which department or office you should direct your request.


Office/Department Name

Office/Department Descriptions

Contact Information

The County Assessor determines the value of all real and personal property in Kittitas County. The County Assessor is Mike Hougardy.
205 W 5th AVE STE 101
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7501
The County Auditor provides accounting, vehicle licensing, elections/voter registration and recording services. The County Auditor is Jerry V. Pettit.
205 W 5th AVE STE 105
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7504
The County Clerk is the administrative and financial officer of the Superior Court and is an acceptance agent for U. S. passports. The clerk is Val Barschaw.
205 W 5th AVE STE 210
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7531
The Board of County Commissioners is the county’s elected legislative authority.
205 W 5th AVE 108
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7508
Community Development Services provides assistance to the public regarding land use and development activities in unincorporated Kittitas County.
411 N Ruby ST STE 4
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7506
The coroner investigates all deaths that are considered unattended by a doctor, deaths by accident, suspicious deaths, and crimes that resulted in a death.
507 N. Nanum Suite 13
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-933-8200
The Lower District Court serves the County in a manner that ensures safety of our citizens.
205 W 5th AVE 180
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7511
The Upper District Court serves the County in a manner that ensures safety of our citizens.
700 E 1st ST
Cle Elum WA 98922
509-674-5533
The Event Center is here to serve the Central Washington area with a premier facility that provides the perfect solution for meetings, family gatherings, equestrian and agricultural events, trade shows, and other special celebrations.
901 E. 7th Ave
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7639
The Extension office helps people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve their economic status and quality of life.
901 E 7th Avenue STE 2
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7507
The Human Resource Department handles issues related to employment with Kittitas County.
205 W 5th AVE STE 107
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7082
Information Technology manages the county network, web sites, computer systems, and software.
205 West 5th Avenue 13
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7510
Juvenile Court Services serves the Superior Court in a manner that ensures safety of our citizens.
205 W 5th AVE STE 211
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7516
Kittitas County Maintenance maintains the physical structures of the county and supports staff with all facility based issues.
205 W 5th AVE STE 10
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7509
The Misdemeanant Department provides courts with probation services that promote public safety.
507 N Nanum ST STE 8
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7646
The Noxious Weed Control Board protects Kittitas County’s natural resources from the degrading impact of exotic, invasive noxious weeds.
901 E 7th Ave Suite 3
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7007
The Prosecutor’s Office has major responsibilities as a legal adviser, a prosecutor of criminal matters and as legal counsel for the county in civil cases.
205 W 5th AVE STE 213
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7520
The Kittitas County Public Health Department provides community health, environmental health, and assessment services including but not limited to, immunizations, food safety, drinking water, on-site septic, communicable diseases, and birth/death certificates.
507 N Nanum ST 102
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7515
The Kittitas County Public Works department is responsible for the engineering, construction, maintenance, and administration of the Kittitas County road system as defined in RCW' 36.75 - 36.88
411 N Ruby ST STE 1
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7523
The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the safety of the citizens of Kittitas County.
307 W Umptanum RD
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7525
The Solid Waste Department is legislated to function as the clearing house for all solid issues within the County, including but not limited to, liquid waste, hazardous waste, moderate risk waste, recycling, waste reduction, putrescible and garbage wastes.
925 Industrial Way
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7542
The Superior Court serves the County in a manner that ensures safety of our citizens.
205 W 5th AVE STE 207
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7533
The County Treasurer handles the collection and disbursement of county taxes as well as investment county funds. The County Treasurer is Brett Wachsmith.
205 W 5th AVE STE 102
Ellensburg WA 98926
509-962-7535