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Public Records Requests

The Governor has issued Proclamation 20-28 regarding the Open Public Records Act (PRA) due to the COVID 19 outbreak in the United States and the spread in Washington state, in an effort to curtail the spread within Washington state. Effective from March 24, 2020 for the duration of the emergency or until amended or rescinded, the PRA requirement that agencies respond to PRA requests received non-electronically within 5 business days from receipt is suspended. Additionally, there will be no in person inspection of records or in office submission of PRA requests.

You may experience limited or delayed responses when submitting your public records request. Especially for requests received via U.S. mail and/or fax. Please email your request directly to Debbie Ralph at records@hum.wa.gov using the Records Request Form below, or you may leave a message at (360) 359-4925. 

You may make a public records request using the Records Request Form:

Records Request Form (pdf)

Records Request Form (.docx)

A fee for accessing records may be required according to the Fee Schedule (also included below).

Submit the Records Request Form to the public records officer designee of the Human Rights Commission via email at records@hum.wa.gov or via mail:

Records Analyst
Human Rights Commission
711 S. Capitol Way, Ste. 402
P.O. Box 42490
Olympia, WA 98504-2490

You may also leave a message regarding your request at (360) 359-4925.

Fee Schedule

Human Rights Commission Fee Schedule



No fee

Inspection of agency records on agency public internet web site or scheduled at agency office.

No fee

Accessing or downloading records the agency routinely posts on its public internet web site, unless the requestor asks the agency for records to be provided through other means (the following copy charges below then apply).



15 cents/page

Photocopies, printed copies of electronic records when requested by the requestor, or for the use of agency equipment to make photocopies.

10 cents/page

Scanned records, or use of agency equipment for scanning.

5 cents/each 4 electronic files or attachment

Records uploaded to email, or cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery.

10 cents/gigabyte

Records transmitted in electronic format or for use of agency equipment to send records electronically.

Actual cost

Digital storage media or devices:

• CD


• Thumb drive

• Other

Actual cost

Postage or delivery charges – Specific amount based upon postage/delivery charges for specific mailings or deliveries.


Records for which other costs are authorized pursuant to specific fee statutes. (Describe)

↑ Copy charges above may be combined to the extent more than one type of charge applies to copies responsive to a particular request.

Customized Service:


Actual cost

Data compilations prepared or accessed as a customized service (cost is in addition to above fees for copies).