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Public Records Requests

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS MUST BE REQUESTED FROM THE DEPARTMENT THAT HOLDS THE RECORD

Public Records Disclosure Information

CHANGES DUE TO GOVERNOR INSLEE’S PROCLAMATION & COVID-19 EMERGENCY


On March 24, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28 temporarily suspending certain provisions of the Public Records Act through midnight, April 23, 2020.

  • The requirement that agencies respond to PRA requests within 5 business days is suspended. Responses to requests for records may be delayed. Each County department and office will make a good faith effort to communicate with records requestors in a timely manner as staffing availability and workloads allow during the COVID-19 Emergency.

  • All in-person business pertaining to requests for records is suspended, including: making a public records request in person, inspecting records onsite and picking up records onsite. If you have previously scheduled an onsite visit, the department’s records officer will be contacting you with other options.

To Submit a Public Records Request to the General Services Administration:

Please contact Lynette Goodell, GSA's Public Records Officer, at (360) 679-7378 to ensure that we provide you with the information you are seeking.

Public records requests are filled within five business days. If more time is necessary to gather the appropriate records, we will inform you of this within the five day time frame, provide an explanation, and provide the date that we expect to have the records to you.

Download the Public Records Request Form for Submission to the General Services Administration

ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC RECORD PROCEDURES

Island County government is organized into separate departments and offices of independently elected officials.  Each department and office is a “local agency” responsible for its own records under the definition in RCW 42.17A.005(2). There is no central office with access and responsibility to maintain and control all records.  You can make any request you have for public records  by writing to the specific office’s public records officer.  The request should identify the particular record desired with enough specificity so it can be located.  The Island County General Services Administration has specific public record request forms available.

Copies of records shall be made at the costs indicated in Resolution No. C-33-96.

By Resolution C-01-95, the Boa​rd of County Commissioners and the other independently elected county officials determined that an index of records would not be required as allowed by RCW 42.17.260(4).

Substantive and procedural ordinances and resolutions of a permanent nature adopted by the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health are compiled in the official Island County Code available for inspection and copying by contacting the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners (360) 679-7354.

Island County General Services Administration records request forms are available online (click here) and in person at the Island County General Services Administration office.

Requests are addressed to:

Island County General Services Administration, PO Box 5000,Coupeville WA 98239