WAC 132Q-276-080: Requests for public records

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=132Q-276-080
Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 132Q > Chapter 132Q-276 > Section 132Q-276-080



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WAC 132Q-276-080

Requests for public records.

In accordance with requirements of RCW 42.17.290, that agencies prevent unreasonable invasions of privacy, protect public records from damage or disorganization, and prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency, public records may be inspected or copied or copies of such records may be obtained, by members of the public, upon compliance with the following procedures:
(1) A request shall be made in writing upon a form prescribed by the district which shall be available at its administrative office. The form shall be presented to the public records officer or to any member of the district's administrative staff, if the public records officer is not available, at the district office during customary office hours. The request shall include the following information:
(a) The name of the person requesting the records;
(b) The time of day and calendar date on which the request was made;
(c) The nature of the request;
(d) The matter requested as referenced within the current index maintained by the records officer, or if the matter is not identifiable by reference in the district's current index, an appropriate description of the record requested.
(2) In all cases in which a member of the public is making a request, it shall be the obligation of the public records officer or other staff member to whom the request is made, to assist the member of the public in appropriately identifying the public record requested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250. WSR 83-10-004 (Order 83-29, Resolution No. 21), § 132Q-276-080, filed 4/22/83.]