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.

Submit a Request

Records Officer: Cindy Graziano

 

Revised: Selah’s Public Record Policy

CITY OF SELAH – POLICY FOR PROCESSING RECORDS REQUESTS REVISED 7-11-2017

 

Frequently requested records:

City Council agendas and minutes

Resolutions and Ordinances

Selah Municipal Code

 

Other Exemptions and Prohibition Statutes:

Other Exemption and Prohibition Statutes

 

Washington State Office of the Attorney General

 

 Additional Public Disclosure Resources:

Washington Coalition for Open Government

Washington State Auditor’s Office

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington