WACs > Title 200 > Chapter 200-01 > Section 200-01-050
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Inspection of public records.
(1) Consistent with other demands, DES will provide space to inspect public records. No member of the public may remove a document from the viewing area or disassemble or alter any document.
(2) After inspection is complete, the requestor shall identify which documents he or she wishes the agency to copy. Consistent with other demands and the volume of documents requested, DES may copy the document at that time or provide the copies to the requestor at a later date.
(3) Within thirty days of the department's notification that the records are available for inspection or copying, the requestor must claim or review the assembled records. The agency will notify the requestor in writing of this requirement and inform the requestor that he or she should contact the agency to make arrangements to claim or review the records. If the requestor or a representative of the requestor fails to claim or review the records within the thirty-day period or make other arrangements, the department may close the request and refile the assembled records. If the requestor makes a request for the same records, it will be processed as a new request.
(4) When the inspection of the requested records is complete and all requested copies are provided, the public records officer will indicate that DES has completed its search for the requested records and made any nonexempt records available for inspection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.19.011 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 12-02-004, Â§ 200-01-050, filed 12/22/11, effective 1/22/12.]