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Public Records

Public Records

In 1972, Washington State enacted both the public records law and the open public meeting act to assure citizens of our state transparency and access to government.

Contact

Lisa Beach
Executive Director of Operations
253.589.5603
253.709.3591
Bldg. 17, Room 109F

 

Records Inspection

Cost Description
No fee  Inspection by requester at district office in Lakewood
No fee  Requester accessing or downloading records that the district routinely posts on its web site

Copies

Cost Description
15¢ per page  Inspection by requester at district office in Lakewood
10¢ per page  Requester accessing or downloading records that the district routinely posts on its web site
5¢ for each 4 electronic files or attachments  Files and attachments loaded and delivered on a digital storage media (CD, DVD or thumb drive)
10¢ per gigabyte  Files and attachments loaded and delivered on a digital storage media (CD, DVD or thumb drive)
Actual cost: $3.93 each  Records on CD – includes cost of CD, disc sleeve, mailer and postage
Actual cost: $3.99 each  Records on DVD – includes cost of DVD, disc sleeve, mailer and postage
Actual cost: $6.21  Records on Thumb drive – includes cost of thumb drive, mailer and postage
Actual cost – Amount dependent on size of container or envelope  Container or envelope used to mail paper or other types of copies
Actual cost – Amount dependent upon weight & USPS or other deliver service rates  Postage or deliver charges
  • Copy charges above may be combined to the extent that more than one type of charge applies to copies responsive to a particular request
  • Copy charges are assessed for each installment of records provide to the requester
  • Copy charges above may be waived in limited circumstances

Copy Charges – Other Records

Cost Description
Cost varies – per other statutes  Records for which other costs are authorized pursuant to laws outside RCW 42.56 RCW 42.56.130.
Cost varies – actual cost (based upon vendor cost to district)  Records sent to an outside vendor due to their unusual size or format, or other factors making copying by the district unfeasible.  Mailing/deliver and container costs also apply.

Customized Service

Cost Description
Cost varies – actual cost based upon request  Data compilations prepared or accessed as a customized service.  Cost is in addition to above fees for copies, including mailing/delivery and container costs.  RCW 42.56.120(3)

Deposits

Cost Description
10 percent of estimated cost to fulfill request  When the estimated copying cost for fulfilling an entire request or an installment, or when providing a customized service exceeds $25.  RCW 42.56.120(4)

Printable Public Records Fee Schedule

RCW 42.56.120(2)(b) & (c), (3), (4); RCW 42.56.130

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