Office of the City Clerk & Seattle Municipal Archives Fee Schedule

Effective Date May 30, 2009

March 20, 2017 note: Fees will soon be updated under Rule 2017-01.

Note: Under Rule 2009-01, 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.

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A. Paper Records up to 11"x17"

(no fee for requests under 10 pages)

Photocopies of paper records
$0.15 per page/side
Digital images (photocopier scans) of paper records
$0.15 per page/side
Digital copy of existing electronic record or scan
cost of materials (see I. Materials below)

B. Photographic Records

Photographic prints (from commercial vendors)
$ 3.00 plus vendor costs
Photographic reproductions of fragile or difficult documents,maps or drawings
$20.00 plus vendor costs
Digital images (photocopier scans) of photographic records
up to 11"x17": $0.15 per page/side
over 11"x17": actual vendor costs
Custom scans of photographic records
$ 8.00
Digital copy of existing digital photograph or scan of photograph
cost of materials (see I. Materials below)

C. Audio Records of Council meetings and hearings

From analog to digital, per event recorded
$10.00 plus materials (see I. Materials below)
From digital to digital
cost of materials (see I. Materials below)
From digital to analog, per event recorded
$10.00 plus materials (see I. Materials below)

D. Video Records of Council meetings and public hearings

From analog to digital
$10.00 plus materials (see I. Materials below)
From digital to digital
cost of materials (see I. Materials below)
From digital to analog
$10.00 plus materials (see I. Materials below)

E. Domestic Partnership

Domestic Partnership Registration
$25.00
Replacement certificate
$10.00

F. Certification of record

Certification of record
$1.00 per document

G. Postage, shipping

under $5
no charge
$5 and over
actual cost to City

H. Returned Checks (insufficient funds, closed account, etc.)

Returned Checks (insufficient funds, closed account, etc.)
$20.00

I. Materials

CDs
$ 3.00 each
DVDs
$ 5.00 each
VHS
$ 5.00 each
Audio cassette
$ 5.00 each
Other
actual cost to City