Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1960 NO. 125 >

1.  County clerks are legally authorized to destroy old court records filed in their offices pursuant to RCW 36.23.065 and 36.23.070.  Destruction of other county records is controlled by chapter 40.14 RCW. 2.  Such records may not be destroyed without photo stating after they are more than ten years old.