Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, KC4x4SAR has moved its membership meetings to be online-only. Because we are unable to meet with prospective members, we have suspended processing applications until further notice.  Prospective members may still submit an application, which will be held until we resume our in-person meetings.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your interest in joining King County 4×4 Search and Rescue.

KC4x4SAR is not just for people with 4×4 trucks! We are a diverse group, with diverse needs including:

  • Van Team: unit vehicle drivers and support teams
  • Callout Team: liaisons between the Sheriff’s office and members
  • Administrative help
  • Communications support

Application Process

Our application process is straightforward, but it does take some time to move through the steps.

To become a 4×4 member, you must:

  1. Attend a 4×4 Unit Meeting.
    Unit meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, and information sessions for prospective members are held one hour before each meeting. During your visit, we encourage you to talk with our members and ask questions to get a better understanding of what our organization is about. You can find meeting times, directions, and parking information here.
  2. Submit a New Member Application
    Your application must include the following documents:

  3. Be Approved by the Board
    The 4×4 Board of Directors will vote on whether or not to accept your application.
  4. Pass a Background Check
    Your application will be processed by King County Sheriff’s Office for a background check.
  5. Be Approved by the 4×4 General Membership
    Your application will be presented to our General Membership for a final vote at a Unit meeting.
  6. Pay New Member Dues
    See below for information on new member dues.  Please do not pay until you have been approved by the General Membership.
  7. Attend a New Member Orientation
    All new members must attend an orientation before they are eligible to respond to missions.  Dates and times for your orientation will be provided after your membership is approved.

Please contact vpa@kc4x4sar if you have any questions about joining KC4x4SAR.

Application Deadline

Applications are reviewed the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October). Applications received after the 15th of the month will be processed the following quarter.


New Member Orientation is held once a quarter.  Our next orientation will be November

New Member Dues

Dues can be paid by cash or check at a meeting, or online via credit card or PayPal using one of the links below.

Please do not pay dues until your membership has been approved.

(OPTION 1) To pay online using Square Market, click here:

(OPTION 2) To pay online using PayPal, select the appropriate option below.
Please provide your full name in the comments.

Pay Dues for members joining January – November:

Pay Dues for members joining in December (Payment includes next year’s Renewal Dues):

Renewal Dues

To renew your membership, please do the following:

1. Review, sign and return the renewal form that was sent to you via email.

2. Pay your renewal dues (see below)

Option 1: via debit or credit card with Square (preferred):
Option 2: via PayPal (please include full name and DEM number in the comments):