Public Information Request
Washington law requires state and local agencies to make public records available to the public. The law, the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56 supports the public’s right to be informed about what their government is doing.
The Act also lists certain public records that do not have to be disclosed. These exemptions are intended to prevent unreasonable invasions of personal privacy or the use of public records for personal or commercial gain.
The Act also requires that the public records requested are “identifiable.” Your public records disclosure request must include a reasonable description that would allow a City of Selah employee to locate the records. A general question is not a public disclosure request.
Records Officer: Cindy Graziano
Revised: Selah’s Public Record Policy
Frequently requested records:
Other Exemptions and Prohibition Statutes:
Washington State Office of the Attorney General