Public Records Requests

The City Manager designated the City Clerk as the City’s Public Records Officer pursuant to the Washington State Public Records Act (PRA) Chapter 42.56 RCW.

The public records officer oversees compliance with the PRA; however, other City staff members may process a request. When the public records officer or designee receive a public records request, they will:

  1. Provide the fullest assistance possible to requesters;
  2. Ensure that public records are protected from damage or disorganization; and
  3. Respond promptly to all public records requests per RCW 42.56.520.

GENERAL RECORDS (including Animal Control Records)

Requests may be completed using the online public records request portal powered by GovQA

For Police Body Worn Camera Records, to seek a waiver for video redaction processing pursuant to RCW 42.56.240(14), a copy of photo identification must be uploaded to your request, or if you are an attorney representing a party directly involved, you will need to submit your Bar Association Number when submitting your public records request through the City of Pasco’s Public Records Portal powered by GovQA.                                                                                         

Note: For a better experience submitting a request and obtaining records using the GovQA portal, use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers if you are having difficulties with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or any other web browser.

Access to POLICE RECORDS as a Matter of Right

The person involved, or representing a person involved, in a Pasco Police incident may request their own Police Record(s). Other agencies that may have a right to access Police Records may include: a law enforcement agency; DSHS, juvenile justice agency, juvenile's guardian/parent, or juvenile care agency. Please submit your request to for review and determination to:
  • Email: records@pasco-wa.gov
  • Call: 509-545-3421
  • In-person: Pasco Police Community Services Building, 215 West Sylvester Ave, Pasco, WA
  • Mail: Pasco Police Department - Records Unit as 525 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301
  • For Body Worn Camera Records, even if directly involved, please submit a public records request with the City Clerk's Office using the online public records request portal.

Access to FIRE & EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RECORDS as a Matter of Right

Law enforcement agencies investigating fire events or insurance companies, who insure property damaged by fire, are authorized to receive Fire Reports; and a patient, a patient's attorney, a law enforcement agency or a coroner/medical examiner seeking to obtain protected health information (Emergency Medical Services Incident Reports) maintained by the Pasco Fire Department, please submit your request to:
  • Email: pascofire@pasco-wa.gov
  • Mail: Fire Administration - 525 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301
  • Call: 509-545-3426

MUNICIPAL COURT RECORDS

For all Pasco Municipal Court Records, please submit your request to:
  • Email: courtclerk@pasco-wa.gov
  • In-person: Pasco Municipal Court, 1016 N 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA
  • Mail: Pasco Municipal Court Administration, 1016 N 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301
  • Call: 509-545-3491

PROHIBITIONS & EXEMPTIONS

The PRA provides that a number of document types and information within a record may be prohibited from being disclosed or exempt from public inspection and copying. A current list of these prohibitions and exemptions will be provided upon request. Also, the PRA (RCW 42.17.260(9) and RCW 42.56.070(8)) prohibits the use of public record lists of individuals for commercial purposes.