Public Records Requests
Please submit all emailed public records request to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the records and documents which are in the possession of the City are public records and are available for public inspection and copying. To request a public record, complete and submit a Public Records Request Form. Certain records, however, are exempt from disclosure. View the exempt records listing.
Inspection of public records may be done during normal business hours Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays. There is no charge for inspection of public records. Copies of public records shall be provided by the City upon payment of the applicable fee which is imposed as a reasonable charge for providing copies and which shall not exceed the amount necessary to reimburse the City for its actual costs incident to such copying.
Public Records Act Fee Schedule
Photocopies of public records, printed copies of electronic pubic records when requested by the person requesting records, or for the use of agency equipment to photocopy public records. 0.15 per page
Public records scanned into an electronic format or for the use of agency equipment to scan the records; 0.10 per page
Electronic files or attachments uploaded to email, cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery. 0.05 for each 4 records
Transmission of public records in an electronic format or for the use of agency equipment to send the records electronically. 0.10 per gigabyte
Digital storage media or device provided by the agency, the actual cost of any container or envelope used to mail the copies to the requestor, and the actual postage or delivery charge. Actual Cost
For any records for which a fee will be charged that is estimated to be $10 or more, the City will provide an estimated cost of fulfillment within five (5) days of the request to the requester. The City will charge a 10% down payment of the estimate for these requests. The City will begin fulfilling the request after the 10% has been paid. An invoice will be sent along with the fulfilled request for the remaining, unpaid, portion of the fee.
For any records for which a fee will be charged that is less than $10, the City will provide an estimated cost of fulfillment. An invoice will be sent along with the fulfilled request for the full fee for the records.
Requests for public records are governed by RCW 42.56. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.580, the City Clerk is the designated Public Records Officer for the City of La Center.
Police Department Records
Clark County Sheriff’s Office is handling La Center Police Records Requests. Records should be requested by following the link to Clark County Sheriff’s website. https://clark.wa.gov/councilors/public-records
Contact Our Team
Director of Administrative Services: Maria Swinger-Inskeep, MBA