Public Records Requests

We are happy to assist you with your public records request.  

This page contains helpful information, the Public Records Request Portal, and our contact information should you have questions or seek additional assistance.   

The City responds promptly to record requests; within 5 business days the requester will be notified of the status of his or her request.

Exempt Records

While most records and documents in the possession of the City are public records and available for public inspection and copying, certain records are exempt from disclosure. Please refer RCW 42.56 and to the Exempt Records Listing.  RCW 42.56.070 (8) prohibits the disclosure of lists of individuals for commercial purposes.


Requests for public records are governed by RCW 42.56. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.580, the City Clerk serves as the designated Public Records Officer for the City.