Municipal Court Record Requests
NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, on March 17, 2020, the Fife City Manager ordered that all city buildings be closed to the public until further notice, as well as ordering all non-essential employees to stay home. The Fife Municipal Judge has closed the court public service window and has directed court staff to be available by phone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on normal business days. This means that until those buildings are reopened, there will be the following impacts on requesting records:
- Any requests for records pursuant to GR 31.1 from the Fife Municipal Court must be submitted by mail.
- There will be no in-person inspection of records.
- Court records managers may only have limited access to paper records, and will process as able.
PLEASE NOTE that because of the decreased access and fewer number of employees, GR 31.1 court records requests will take significantly longer to process. We will keep you informed throughout the process, but we ask for your patience and understanding during this pandemic.
Access to Court Records Request
Requests for discovery are directed to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney:
For traffic infraction matters, discovery will be provided pursuant to the Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction 3.1. For criminal matters, discovery will be provided pursuant to the Criminal Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction CrRLJ 4.7.
Your discovery request must be in writing or email form and should contain the following information:
- Your full name.
- Your case number.
- Whether you prefer mail or email service of discovery, and the address or email address where discovery is to be mailed or emailed to you.
- What discovery materials you are requesting.
- The date of your request.
- Your signature or electronic signature.
- If requesting a mailed copy, a self-addressed envelope with at least $1.00 postage affixed.
Upon receipt of your written or emailed discovery request, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney will mail or email discovery to the address or email address you have provided. Please note that responses will be expedited if email is used instead of mail. Please allow 14 days for receipt of requested infraction discovery materials and 21 days for discovery in criminal matters.