Municipal Court Files and Records

​​​Court files and records are exempt from the Washington Public Disclosure Act pursuant to a decision of the Supreme Court of Washington. However,  Local Bellingham Municipal Court Rules provides that most court files and records are subject to public inspection and/or copying, with some exceptions.

You may print the Court Recording (CD) Request Form (PDF) or Request for Court Records Form (PDF) and submit your request through the following methods:


Fax: (360) 778-8151

Mail: Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

In person: at the clerk’s window in main office

You may also contact the court by phone and speak with the records clerk for additional information.


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