Office of the City Clerk & Seattle Municipal Archives Fee Schedule

Effective Date April 6, 2017

Note 1: Under Rule 2017-01, Fees for Reproduction of Records, fees are waived for City staff on official City business. Contractors and/or consultants working for the City are not exempt and must pay in full.

Note 2: Digital delivery of electronic records via email, FTP, or our website(s) is free of charge. We offer USB drives for $8.

Note 3: Find the fee schedule for Public Records Requests at the City Public Disclosure Request Process website.

View fees for:

A. Paper Records

(no fee for fewer than 10 pages)

Photocopies of paper records
$0.15 per page/side
Scanned PDFs of paper records
$0.15 per page/side
Digital delivery of existing electronic record or scan
no fee
B. Microfiche Records

(no fee for fewer than 25 pages)

Scanned PDFs created by customers
no fee

(USB drives are available for $ 8.00 per section J Materials of this Rule below)
Scanned PDFs created by City Clerk Staff
$ 0.15 per page/side
Paper copies
$ 0.15 per page/side
Digital delivery of existing electronic records or scan
no fee
C. Photograph Records
High resolution image file (TIFF) of photographic print, negative, or slide
$ 8.00 per scan
Digital reproduction of fragile or oversize documents, photographs, maps, or drawings
$20.00 plus vendor costs, if applicable
Digital delivery of existing image file
no fee
D. Video Records of Council meetings and public hearings
Analog to digital
$10.00
Digital delivery of existing file
no fee
E. Audio Recordings of Council meetings and hearings
Analog to digital
$10.00 per event recorded
Digital delivery of existing file
no fee
F. Domestic Partnership
Domestic Partnership Registration
$25.00
Replacement certificate
$10.00
G. Certification of record
Certification of record
$1.00 per document
H. Postage, shipping
under $5
no fee
$5 and over
actual cost to City
I. Returned Checks
Returned Checks
$20.00
J. Materials
USB drives
$ 8.00 each