The Washington State Patrol is responsible for maintaining the statewide repository for fingerprint-based criminal history record information (CHRI).
You can obtain criminal histories from the State Patrol in two ways:
(1) Going on-line by using WATCH (Washington Access To Criminal History). This feature requires either a credit card or a pre-established account. A $10 fee is charged for each name search, regardless of the outcome of the results of the search.
(2) Forms are available through the WATCH link above. Return the completed background forms to us through the US Postal Service. If setting up an account print and fill out an application packet and submit by mail or the fax number on the form.