Do all City records have to be stored at City Hall?

No. According to WAC 414-12-020 and WAC 414-12-010, regulations that govern custody of public records, public records are the property of the City and should be stored in the office in which they were originally filed. This location is not generally the office of the clerk, but may be a field office of the City, or in some cases, offsite storage. This may mean that the City may need additional time to retrieve records from storage. 

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1. What is a public record?
2. Must the City create a document when responding to a specific request for public disclosure?
3. What public information is exempt from disclosure?
4. Are public records requests confidential?
5. Where can I find City Council Agendas & Minutes?
6. How do I obtain copies of a birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate?
7. How are the five business days calculated when responding to a public records request?
8. Do all City records have to be stored at City Hall?
9. Must the City agree to provide copies of "future records"?
10. Can the City utilize an installment methodology to respond to my records request?
11. If a record I requested is denied, what are my options?