Public Records Requests

NOTICE: 

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic in Washington State, "in-person" Public Records Act business at the City of Pasco City Hall must be scheduled and conducted by appointment only.  Should an “in-person” public records request need to be submitted, records reviewed or the payment of records made and picked up, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (509) 544-3096 or shanksk@pasco-wa.gov to schedule a time to meet with a staff member in person.  However, the preferred method of requesting and receiving records is through the City’s public records request portal, Next Request at: https://cityofpascowa.nextrequest.com/. The City will continue to process public records requests, following the Public Records Act requirements of Washington State.

The City Manager designated  the City City 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. The public records officer or designee and the City 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 & ANIMAL CONTROL RECORDS

(Records other than Police, Fire & Emergency Services and Municipal Court)

Here is the link to request copies of public records through the City of Pasco’s Public Records Portal - NextRequest.

POLICE RECORDS

Requesting Police Incident Reports, do one of the following:
  • 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

BODY WORN CAMERA (BWC) VIDEO REQUESTS

Requests must be completed using the Records Request form or through the City's online public records request portal - NextRequest
*If you are seeking waiver for processing fees, then a copy of photo identification must be included in your request.

MUNICIPAL COURT RECORDS

Requesting Pasco Municipal Court records, do one of the following:
  • Email: municipalcourtPRR@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

FIRE & EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RECORDS

Requesting Fire & Emergency Medical Services Incident records, do one of the following:
  • Email: pascofire@pasco-wa.gov
  •  Mail: Fire Administration - 525 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301
  • Call: 509-545-3426

PROHIBITIONS & EXEMPTIONS

The PRA provides that a number of document types and information are prohibited from being disclosed or are 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.

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