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Public Records Request


In compliance with the Public Records Act, request forms are available on the website under Request Tracker or as a .pdf form.  Request forms can also be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's office at (360) 332-8311 or by email at

Cost for Public Records
There is no fee for inspecting public records.
  • Copies: Black and white copies (8.5" x 11" and 14") $.15 per page
  • Mailing: Actual cost of postage and mailing materials
  • Color, larger documents and digital media: Actual cost of reproduction
  • Staff time for scanning and duplicating: Actual cost
  • Additional costs: UFSchedule

For large requests, the City may:
  • Require a deposit of 10% of the estimated cost prior to the copies being made
  • Provide copies in installments
  • Require advance payment before providing further installments

Response to Public Records Requests
  • The City Clerk is the contact for all requests not related to Police requests
  • The City Clerk's office coordinates with other departments and offices to collect documentation responsive to the requests
Within five business days of receipt of the request, the City Clerk's office will do one of the following:

  • Make the records available for inspection or copying
  • Provide copies to requestor if payment has been received
  • Provide an estimate of when records will be available
  • Contact requestor for clarification of request
  • Deny a request citing the reason(s) for denial

If a response has not been received within five business days, the requestor should contact the City Clerk's office.

Records Exempt form Disclosure
The Public Records Act lists the types of documents that are exempt from public inspection and copying.  Other laws also prohibit disclosure of certain records.

The City of Blaine will not disclose lists of individuals for commercial purposes.

If only a portion of a record is exempt from disclosure, that portion of the document will be redacted.

Other Considerations
If a requestor has not reviewed or claimed the records within 30 days of the notice that records are available, or if the requestor fails to make payment, the City Clerk's office may close the request.

If requested records contain information that may affect the rights of others, the City Clerk's office may give notice and allow time for action by the other parties.

The City of Blaine follows the Washington Secretary of State recommended General Records Retention Schedules.

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