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PDFWAC 220-120-020

Public records officer.

(1) The department's public records officer:
(a) Receives all public records requests made to the department;
(b) Provides assistance to persons seeking department public records;
(c) Oversees the department's compliance with the Public Records Act, including locating, processing, and releasing records responsive to public records requests; and
(d) Prevents the fulfillment of public records requests from causing excessive interference with essential functions of the department.
(2) The public records officer can be contacted at:
Public Records Officer
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Office Location:
Natural Resources Building, 5th Floor
1111 Washington Street S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 43146
Olympia, WA 98504-3146
email address:
Current contact information is also available at the department's website at
(3) The public records officer may designate one or more department staff to carry out the responsibilities set forth in subsection (1) of this section; and other staff may process public records requests. Therefore, use of the term public records officer in this chapter may include the public records officer's designee(s) and/or any other staff assisting in processing public records requests, where indicated by context.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-07-080, § 220-120-020, filed 3/19/18, effective 4/19/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-120-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.56 RCW, RCW 42.56.040, 77.04.013, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-15-001 (Order 12-139), § 220-80-040, filed 7/6/12, effective 8/6/12; Order 77-14, § 220-80-040, filed 4/15/77; Order 1104, § 220-80-040, filed 11/26/73.]
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