Request Jail Records

The following information is available for public release via the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office | Jail Bookings.

  • Inmate name
  • Booking date(s)
  • Description of charge(s)
  • Offense date(s)
  • Bail bond information
  • Arresting agency

In accordance with the City and County Jail Act (RCW 70.48.100) all other inmate records are confidential and may only be provided directly to the inmate, upon written permission from the inmate, or by a court order signed by a judge.

To obtain inmate records (other than jail medical records) please submit a records request via mail, in person, online, by email at [email protected] or fax 360-778-6451.

The release of Jail inmate medical records, even directly to an inmate, requires a signed Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Care Information form signed by the inmate. No medical information on an inmate will be released without this completed form or without a court order signed by a judge. Once the form has been completed and signed, it may be submitted in person, by mail, email or fax to:

Whatcom County Jail
Attn: Medical Records Requests
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
[email protected]
Fax: 360-738-2466