Washington law requires state and local agencies to make public records available to the public. This law, the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, supports the public's right to be informed about what their government is doing.
The Act also lists certain public records that do not have to be disclosed. These exemptions are intended to prevent unreasonable invasions of personal privacy or the use of public records for personal or commercial gain.
The Act also requires that the public records requested are "identifiable." Your public records disclosure request must include a reasonable description that would allow us to locate the records. A general question or a request for information is not a public disclosure request.
Please use the below portal to make public record requests.
No, your request becomes a public record and can be requested and/or viewed by others.
Listings of the most common exemptions are found at RCW 42.56.210-510. In addition, other Washington laws may prohibit or exempt the disclosure of other classes of information.
The District public records rate structure is as follows:
15 cents/page for photocopies or printed electronic copies.
10 cents/page for records scanned into electronic format.
5 cents for every four electronic files or attachments uploaded to an email, cloud storage service, or other electronic delivery system.
10 cents/gigabyte for transmitting records electronically.
The actual cost of digital media storage devices, the container/envelope used to mail the copies, and the actual postage or delivery charge.
The public records requester is responsible for all costs incurred by the district as it pertains to fulfilling the public records request and the public records will not be released until the requester has paid the invoice for the public records requested.
Monday thru Friday
9am - 3pm
By appointment only
Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.
If a requestor fails to fulfill their obligations to inspect, respond to clarification by staff, or make any payment within 30 calendar days, the Public Records Officer may close the request and consider it abandoned.
When a request is made for a large number of records, the Public Records Officer may provide access for inspection and copying in installments, if he or she reasonably determines that it would be practical to provide the records in that manner. If, within 30 days, the requestor fails to inspect the entire set of records or one or more of the installments, the Public Records Officer may stop searching for the remaining records and close the request. Likewise, if payment for an installment is not made, the Public Records Officer may stop searching for the remaining records and close the request.
If records you request contain information that might affect the rights of others, the Public Records Officer may give notice and allow time for action by the other parties before providing the records.
See below for commonly requested documents.