8.00.020     SEARCH WARRANTS


Search warrants issued by King County Superior Court are valid throughout the state.  Search warrants issued by a district court are valid only in the county of issuance.  Each warrant will have a time requirement for service included within.


Officers who need a search warrant for property in another county will obtain it through the appropriate court.


Use of telephonic search warrants will follow current practices dic­tated by the King County Prosecutor and/or current court ruling.

All reasonable efforts should be made to obtain the approval of a Prosecuting Attorney authorized to review and approve search warrants.