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Public Records Requests

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PUBLIC NOTICE AS OF 3/24/2020:

The Governor has issued a proclamation concerning the Public Records Act. This proclamation is in effect from March 24, 2020 until midnight, April 23, 2020. Proclamation 20-28 (pdf); See also RCW 42.56.

With the current public health emergency during the COVID-19 disease outbreak, the Governor has issued a proclamation that agencies must still respond to Public Records Act requests during the COVID-19 disease outbreak; however, the Governor’s proclamation temporarily suspends Public Records Act language requiring agencies to provide an ability for the public to conduct Public Records Act business at an agency office, in-person, such as in-person inspection of records or in-person submission of Public Records Act requests, and temporarily suspends the Public Records Act requirement that agencies respond to Public Records Act requests within five business days. The city may not be able to provide requestors an initial response within five business days.

The City Clerk is designated as the public records officer for the City of Wenatchee. The City Clerk shall be the person to whom members of the public many direct requests for disclosure of public records of the City of Wenatchee and who will oversee the City of Wenatchee’s compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of the public disclosure laws of the State of Washington as now or hereafter amended (See RCW 42.56 and Wenatchee City Code Chapter 1.90 Requests for Public Records).


Wenatchee Police Department Public Records Requests:

Wenatchee Police Department Public Records Request Form (PDF)
Accident/Collision Report Request Form (PDF) (Fee $10.00)

Contact:
Wenatchee Police Department
Attn: Records
140 South Mission
P.O. Box 519
Wenatchee, WA 98807-0519
Email: wpdrecords@wenatcheewa.gov
Phone: (509) 888-4200
Fax: (509) 888-4219



General Public Records Requests: 

Public Records Request Portal

General Public Records Request Form (PDF)

Contact:
Tammy Stanger, City Clerk
301 Yakima Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 519
Wenatchee, WA 98807-0519
Email: cityclerk@wenatcheewa.gov
Phone: (509) 888-6204
Fax: (509) 888-3636


 

City of Wenatchee Public Records Request Policy (PDF)

Within five business days after receiving a request, the City must either:
1. Provide the record(s);
2. Acknowledge the request and provide a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to fully respond to the request (and if the request is not clear, the City may ask for clarification of the request).
3. Deny the request in writing, with reasons for the denial (this could also include a partial denial of the request). The City must provide the specific exemption or other law it relies on for the denial.

Fees:
Pursuant to Wenatchee City Code Chapter 1.99.070:

(1) The city shall charge the following fees for copies of public records or use of city equipment to make copies:

Type of Record/Delivery

Fee

Standard sized (8 1/2 x 11) black and white paper copies of public records maintained on paper or maintained electronically and printed on paper

$0.15 per page (each side is one page)

Standard sized (8 1/2 x 11) color paper copies of public records maintained on paper or maintained electronically and printed on paper

$0.15 per page (each side is one page)

Scanned paper records

$0.10 per page (each side is one page)

Accident/Collision Report $10.00

Nonstandard copies (oversized copies, photographs, and similar types of records)

Actual cost

Records copied by an outside vendor. An outside vendor may be used due to volume, current workload of city staff, unique nature of the request, or any other reason

Actual cost

Electronic files or attachments uploaded to email, cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery

$0.05 per each four files or attachments

Transmission of records in an electronic format

$0.10 per gigabyte

Container, packaging materials, or envelope used to mail copies

Actual cost

Digital storage media or device (DVD, CD, thumb drive, flash drive, and other similar items)

Actual cost

Postage or delivery charge

Actual cost

Use of information technology expertise to prepare data compilations, or to provide customized electronic access services

Actual cost

 

(2) Combined Fees. The fees in subsection (1) of this section may be combined to the extent that more than one type of fee applies to copies provided in response to a particular public record request.

(3) Deposit. Prior to making any copies, the city may require a deposit in an amount not to exceed 10 percent of the estimated fee for providing copies of the public records to the requester.

(4) Advance Payment of Fees. The city may require payment of any or all fees prior to providing the copies of the public records to the requester.

(5) Waiver of Fees. The city’s public records officer may waive any or all fees for a requester when the total estimated fees for copies of public records for a particular public record request are $5.00 or less.