Public Records Information

The City of Anacortes, in accordance with the Washington State Public Records ActRCW 42.56, allows for the inspection or copies of records unless specifically exempted by law. After submitting a request, you may be contacted to clarify your request or to coordinate delivery of records.

Tips for Requesting

  • If you have made a broad request because you are unsure what to ask for, invite the agency to have a conversation with you about what records may be most helpful and where would be best to start.
  • Notify the agency if you are no longer interested in additional records or certain types of records
  • Don’t combine a public records request with other correspondence or other requests for assistance or services.
  • Know what format you want the records presented in. 

To make a public records request for general city records, you may fill out the online form, fill out thePDF form and mail it to the Public Records Officer, Darcy Swetnam

To make a request for police records, you may fill out the online form, or fill out the PDF form and mail it to the APD Records Unit

To make a request for court records or court administrative records you may fill out the corresponding PDF forms and mail them to the Anacortes Municipal Court

Costs

Standard

  • 15 cents per standard page (8.5 inches by 11 inches; 8.5 inches by 14 inches; and 11 inches by 17 inches)
  • 13 cents per scanned page and $3 per CD.

Large Format Copying

  • 18 inches by 24 inches - $2 per copy
  • 24 inches by 26 inches  - $4 per copy
  • 30 inches by 30 inches - $4.25 per copy
  • 30 inches by 36 inches - $5 per copy
  • 36 inches by 48 inches - $8 per copy
  • 36 inches by 60 inches - $10 per copy