Public Records Requests
In accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, the City of Port Orchard allows for the inspection or copies of records unless specifically exempted by law. Once a request has been submitted, the City of Port Orchard may contact the requestor for clarification of the request or to coordinate delivery of the records.
City records, including ordinances, resolutions, Council and advisory meeting packets and agendas, and permit applications are available online on our Documents page.
Municipal Court Public Records
To request records from the Port Orchard Municipal Court you may:
- Request in person at 216 Prospect Street, 3rd Floor, Port Orchard, WA 98366
- Request over the telephone at (360) 876-1701
- Request by fax at (360) 895-3071
- Request by email at [email protected]
Please note that The Public Records Act does not apply to judicial records. See City of Federal Way v. Koenig, 167 Wn.2d 341, 217 P.3d 1172 (2009) and Nast v. Michels, 106 wn.2d 300, 307 (1986). Court records are governed by the Administrative Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (ARLJ), Section 9.
|Printed (paper) copies (standard 8 1/2 x 11)||$0.15 per page|
|Scanned copies||$0.10 per page|
|Electronic files and/or electronic attachments||$0.05 per each 4 files|
|Transmission of records via electronic format||$0.10 per 1GB|
|Digital media storage||Actual costs|
|Mailing costs||Actual costs|
Submitting a Public Records Request
For all other requests not including Port Orchard Municipal Court records, please log in to the City's Public Records Request Portal at the below link: