A person is allowed to view public records free-of-charge during normal business hours of the department where the record is held.
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A Pubic Record includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of City business.
No. RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 42.56 contains a list of records that are exempt from disclosure, and there are additional records exempt from disclosure cited in various other chapters of the RCW.
Please refer to the City's Fee Schedule; charges vary depending on how the records are produced.
No. However, the City must acknowledge receipt of the request within 5 days and provide one of the following responses:
Complete the Request for Public Record Form and return it by:
No. Once a request has been received, the request itself becomes a public record.
The city will need your contact information for staff to to communicate with you regarding your request.
No. The Public Records Act allows a city to recover a reasonable charge for providing copies of public records.
No. RCW 42.56.070 prohibits the access of lists of individuals for commercial purposes.