Public Records Act


On March 24, 2020, the Governor issued Proclamation 20-28, temporarily waiving the requirement in RCW 42.56.520(1) to response to a request for public records within five business days.

Specifically, the Governor waived the following language in BOLD:

Responses to requests for public records shall be made promptly by agencies, the office of the secretary of the senate, and the office of the chief clerk of the house of representatives. Within five business days of receiving a public record request, an agency, the office of the secretary of the senate, or the office of the chief clerk of the house of representatives must respond in one of the ways provided in this subsection.

This means that local governments are still required to “promptly” respond to a public records request with a letter that includes one of the allowable responses from RCW 42.56.520(1), but are not required to do so within five business days. 


The City of Sedro-Woolley has partnered with GovQA to provide you with better service.  You can now submit, manage and retrieve your results via our new Public Records Menu.


If you would rather submit your records request the old-fashioned way, please download, print and complete the form below:

You can drop the completed form off at City Hall in person, or mail it to:

City of Sedro-Woolley
ATTN:  Public Records Officer
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284

Fulfilled Requests

Requests fulfilled prior to our partnership with GovQA are available below, or by contacting the City at 360-855-1661.

Documents provided to fulfill requests may include very large files in the PDF or ZIP compressed file format, and Email messages exported from Microsoft Outlook in the MSG file format.

PDF files can be viewed with Adobe Reader or other PDF readers. MSG files can be opened with Outlook and other Email applications that support this file type. ZIP files can be decompressed natively in Microsoft Windows and other desktop operating systems. Some mobile devices may require third-party applications to download, process and view the files.