ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC RECORD PROCEDURES

Island County government is organized into separate departments and offices of independently elected officials. Each department and office is a "local agency" responsible for its own records under the definition in RCW 42.17.020(1). There is no central office with access and responsibility to maintain and control all records. The separate departments and offices are listed on the attached organizational chart entitled "Island County Department List." You can make any request you have for public records by writing to the specific office's public records officer identified below. The request should identify the particular record desired with enough specificity so it can be located. Individual county departments may have specific public record request forms available.

Copies of records shall be made at the costs indicated in Resolution No. C-33-96.

By Resolution C-01-95, the Board of County Commissioners and the other independently elected county officials determined that an index of records would not be required as allowed by RCW 42.17.260(4). A copy of that resolution is attached.

Substantive and procedural ordinances and resolutions of a permanent nature adopted by the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health are compiled in the official Island County Code available for inspection and copying in the County Law Library located on the second floor of the Law and Justice Center. An on-line version of the Island County Code is available on the Internet as a hyperlink from the Island County Government webpage, http://www.islandcounty.net/ . Because the code book is only updated once a year, and the on-line version is updated once a quarter, you may need to inspect the records in the following location to ensure that the provision you are looking for is current. All ordinances, resolutions, and other records of documents adopted by the Board of County Commissioners are available in the Board's record of proceedings available at the Island County Auditor's Office, Administration Building , 1 NE 7 th Street , Coupeville , WA .

ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
CHIEF CIVIL DEPUTY. WYLIE FARR, PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER
101 NE 6 TH ST. - POB 5000
COUPEVILLE , WA 98239-5000
360-678-4422

Click HERE to download the records request form