Public Disclosure Requests

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department supports open government. We are committed to full disclosure of all non-exempt public records in the custody of the office upon request and strives to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Washington State Public Records Act, RCW Chapter 42.56.

Making a Public Disclosure Request

City departments maintain separate records and filing systems. Customers can use the Public Records Request Center (PRRC), an online public portal, to submit and track public disclosure requests, review FAQs, submit requests, make payments, download records, monitor the status of their previously submitted request(s), and communicate with public disclosure officer(s). It also identifies commonly requested records, and, for those that are already available on Seattle.gov, directs customers to them.

Responses to Public Disclosure Requests

Within five business days after the receipt of a request, City public disclosure officers will do one or more of the following:

  • Make requested records available for inspection or copying.
  • Acknowledge the receipt of request and provide a reasonable estimate of when requested records will be available.
  • Seek clarification of unclear requests.
  • Deny the request and cite the legal exemptions,
  • Common Exemptions include RCW 42.56.210 through 42.56.510