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WAC 308-10-045: Costs of providing copies of public records

Published: 2015

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WAC 308-10-045

Costs of providing copies of public records.

(1) No fee shall be charged for the inspection of public records. The department shall charge a fee in the amount necessary to reimburse the department for its actual costs incident to providing copies of public records. The schedule of charges is:


Copies produced on copying and duplicating equipment including scanning 15 cents per page

Computer generated listing,
magnetic tapes or labels
Cost of services and media

Microfilm copies 75 cents per page

Postal charges May be added to any copy of a public record if applicable

Compact discs Cost

(2) Before beginning to make the copies, the public records officer or designee may require a deposit of up to ten percent of the estimated costs of copying all the records selected by the requestor. The public records officer or designee may also require the payment of the remainder of the copying costs before providing all the records, or the payment of the costs of copying an installment before providing that installment. The department will not charge sales tax when it makes copies of public records.
(3) Payment may be made by check or money order to the department.
(4) When it is in the fiscal and administrative interest of the state, the public records officer or designee may waive charges of $4.50 or less.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040, [42.56.]070, and 46.01.110. WSR 10-10-040, § 308-10-045, filed 4/27/10, effective 5/28/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.260, 42.17.250, and 46.01.110. WSR 06-16-039, § 308-10-045, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 42.17.260. WSR 99-09-045, § 308-10-045, filed 4/19/99, effective 5/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250. WSR 96-05-036, § 308-10-045, filed 2/15/96, effective 3/17/96; WSR 92-09-107, § 308-10-045, filed 4/20/92, effective 5/21/92; Order MV 348, § 308-10-045, filed 12/24/75.]