Public Records Requests
In 1972, Washington State enacted the Public Records Act to assure transparency and access to government records. The University of Washington Office of Public Records and Open Meetings is the statutory government transparency compliance office for all University of Washington campuses and for UW Medicine.
UW Bothell’s Planning and Administration office assists in the University’s compliance efforts by coordinating UW Bothell’s public records and open public meetings.
Following is a twenty-minute training by the Attorney General’s Office on Public Records:
Public Records Tutorial
Submitting a Request
Public records request for UW Bothell must be in writing. If you are unable to write, please contact us by telephone or in person and we will assist you with this task. Your request must include the following information when you make a public records request:
- Contact information including your name, mailing address and telephone number. Feel free to include any other information you may feel to be useful, such as your e-mail, fax or cell phone number.
- A description of the specific records being requested. The request must be specific enough for the university to be able to identify the records being requested.
- Please let us know if you like copies of the records or if you would like to come to our office to review them.
Requests can be made by contacting the Office of Public Records and Open Public Meetings as follows:
Office of Public Records and Open Meetings
University of Washington
4311 11th Ave. N.E., Suite 360
Seattle, WA 98105
Received a Request
In the event that you or your office receives a public records request, please send the original document to the Public Records Officer or send via campus mail to Box 358575.
For additional resources and information about costs, confidentiality, and policies please go to the UW Public Records Request website.