The Public Records Act (PRA) requires that all public records maintained by state and local agencies be made available to all members of the public, with very narrow statutory exemptions. Chapter 42.56 RCW provides the statutory framework for disclosure of public records.
Island County has a Public Records Officer for the entire county except for the Island County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Island County Sheriff’s Office. When placing a request through the Public Records Center, the County Public Records button covers both Island County departments and offices, and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The Sheriff Public Records button only covers the Island County Sheriff's Office.
Records Management provides centralized records management services to comply with state and federal laws regarding storage, protection, and disposal of county records.