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FunctionOrganizationAdministrative officesGeneral inquiries to the office.

(1) Function, organization and administrative offices. The office is charged by the constitution and statutes with the general obligation of advising and legally representing the state of Washington, its officials, departments, boards, commissions and agencies but not the local units of government. In response to requests from state officers, legislators and prosecuting attorneys, the office issues attorney general opinions. More information about the office's roles is available on the office website at
The office is organized into several divisions that provide legal advice to state agencies. Offices are located in cities across the state. The main office is in Olympia. The mailing address and phone number of the Olympia main office is:
Office of the Attorney General
1125 Washington Street S.E.
P.O. Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Phone: 360-753-6200
An online form for contacting the main office is also available on the office website. More information about the Olympia main office, and offices outside the Olympia main office is on the office website.
(2) General inquiries and correspondence unrelated to a Public Records Act request to the office. Inquiries and correspondence concerning a matter unrelated to a Public Records Act request to the office and where a specific assistant attorney general is identified as representing a specific agency should be directed to that assistant attorney general, if known; or the appropriate division of the office, if known (example: Washington State University division).
Other inquiries and correspondence concerning a matter unrelated to a Public Records Act request to the office, including where the relevant attorney, division or regional office is not known, should be sent or directed to the Olympia main office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040, 42.56.100, 42.56.070, 42.56.120, 43.10.110, and 34.05.310 - 34.05.395. WSR 20-08-115, § 44-06-030, filed 3/31/20, effective 5/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.10.110, chapters 42.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 98-01-013, § 44-06-030, filed 12/5/97, effective 1/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.10.110, chapters 42.17, 19.118 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 94-13-039, § 44-06-030, filed 6/6/94, effective 7/7/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 through 42.17.320. WSR 84-10-031 (Order 103), § 44-06-030, filed 4/30/84; Order 102, § 44-06-030, filed 2/20/74.]
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