Public Records Act.

Public Records Act

Relevant Laws, Codes, and Resources

RCW (Revised Code of Washington)
Public Records Act – Chapter 42.56 RCW
Chapter 40.14 RCW- Preservation and destruction of public records

WAC (Washington Administrative Code)
Chapter 44-14 WAC- Public Records Act – Model Rules
434-600 Promulgation.
434-610 Definitions.
434-615 Custody of public records.
434-620 Powers and duties of the state archivist.
434-624 Powers and duties of the state records committee.
434-626 Powers and duties of the state agency records officers.
434-630 Powers and duties of the local records committee.
434-635 Local records disposition authorization.
434-640 Methods of records disposal.
434-660 Standards for the accuracy, durability and permanence of public records.
434-662 Preservation of electronic public records
434-663 Imaging systems, standards for accuracy and durability.
434-670 The Washington state archives local records grant program.
434-677 Security microfilm.
434-690 Archives — Access to public records

Chapter 434-12A WAC- Public Records and Rules of Procedures

Attorney General Open Government Web Pages
Obtaining AGO public records
Open Government Training

Public Records and Open Public Meetings
Obtaining Records
Attorney General’s Open Government Resource Manual
Public Records Act- General and Procedural Provisions
Public Records Act- Exemptions
Model Rules on Public Disclosure
Open Government Ombuds Function (including PRA information and resources)
Sunshine Committee

General Resources
I-276 Voters Guide
Public Disclosure Act to Public Records Act Conversion Table
Washington Legal Guide by Citizen Media Law Project
Open Government Laws & Public Contracts

Electronic Records & Washington’s Public Records Act
Public Officials and Public Records

Website Links
Society of Professional Journalists
Media Law Resource Center
National Freedom of Information Coalition
Digital Media Law Project