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WAC 468-06-090


The department will notify the requestor of any fees associated with the request and requires full payment before providing records.
(1) Costs for paper and electronic copies.
(a) There is no fee for inspecting public records or emailing electronic records to a requestor, unless another cost applies, such as a scanning fee.
(b) The department will charge an amount necessary to reimburse its costs for providing paper and electronic copies of records, including costs for electronic copies on a CD-ROM or posting on online and scanning paper or other nonelectronic records.
(c) The fee amounts shall be reviewed from time to time by the department, and shall represent the costs of providing copies of public records and for use of the department's equipment, including staff time spent copying or scanning records, preparing records for copying or scanning, and restoring files. This charge is the amount necessary to reimburse the department for its actual costs. The charge for special copy work of nonstandard public records shall reflect the total cost, including the staff time necessary to safeguard the integrity of these records.
(d) The department may charge actual costs of mailing, including the cost of the shipping container.
(2) Waiver of fees. The department is authorized to waive any fees if the department determines it is cost effective to do so.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 15-24-130, § 468-06-090, filed 12/2/15, effective 1/2/16. Statutory Authority: Chapters 42.17, 42.56 RCW. WSR 08-16-030, § 468-06-090, filed 7/29/08, effective 8/29/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.17 RCW and RCW 47.01.101. WSR 96-16-004 (Order 163), § 468-06-090, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96. Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. WSR 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), § 468-06-090, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-03-080.]
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