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.
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A Pubic Record includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of City business.
A person is allowed to view public records free-of-charge during normal business hours of the department where the record is held.
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:
The City Clerk serves as the City's Public Records Officer. Information to request public records may be found on the City Clerk page of our website at:
Public Records Request
Additional methods to deliver a request for public records:
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.