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Request a Public Record


Public records requests may be made in writing, by email, phone, or fax to the Public Records Officer at:

Public Records Officer
Department of Enterprise Services
1500 Jefferson Street SE
PO Box 41466
Olympia, WA  98504-2445
Ph: (360) 407-8768; Cell: (360) 480-8425
Fx: (360) 407-9176

Please include the following so that we can respond or contact you to ask for clarification if necessary:

  1. Your name, address, and telephone number or e-mail address.
  2. A description of the record(s) requested.

How long will it take?

Within five business days of receiving the request, the department will respond and either:

  • Make the requested record(s) available;
  • Make a portion of the records available in installments as they are assembled;
  • Deny the request; or
  • Acknowledge the request and provide a reasonable estimate of time needed to respond.
  • Public Records Copying Charges: Summary of DES charges. (The full statutory fee schedule is available at: RCW 42.56.120 Charges for Copying.)

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Commonly Requested Records

Some commonly requested public records have already been posted: