Public Records Requests
Due to the ongoing COVID-19, Governor Inslee signed Proclamation 20-28 regarding public records. The Washington State Legislature extended portions the proclamation again on 8/31/2020. City offices remain closed, please see City operations for more details.
The City of Everett, in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, allows for the inspection or copies of records unless specifically exempted by law. After submitting a request, you may be contacted to clarify your request or to coordinate delivery of records.
Many city records, including ordinances, resolutions, meeting minutes, building records, and contracts are available online on the Digital Records Center.
Request Police Records
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Records Unit is temporarily closed to the public. If your request is time sensitive, please include an explanation and any relevant deadlines. Please see the City’s COVID-19 page for up to date city operations and news.
To request Everett Police records, including Code Enforcement records, please use the Everett Public Records Request Center. Requests may also be made through the mail at 3002 Wetmore Ave, by phone at 425-257-8539 (voicemail), or in person with any Everett Police officer.
The Police Records Unit is located at 3002 Wetmore Ave. They may be reached by phone at 425-257-8539; fax at 425-257-6501 or by email. The Everett Police Department Records Officer is Jeanne Johnson Jacobs.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Clerk’s Office is currently closed to the public. If your request is time sensitive, please include an explanation and any relevant deadlines. Please see the City’s COVID-19 operations page for current closures and news.
To request City records, please use the Everett Public Records Request Center. Requests may also be made through the mail at 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 1A Wetmore Ave, by phone at 425-257-8610 (voicemail), or in person during open business hours on Thursdays (see above).
The City Clerk’s Office is located at 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 1-A, and may be reached at 425-257-8610 or by emailing us. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Public Records Officer is Marista Jorve, Deputy City Clerk.
For copies of Fire Investigation Reports, please use the Everett Public Records Center. If you have questions, please contact the Fire Marshall's Office at 425-257-8100.
The Everett Public Records Center should NOT be used for medical records requests. To request medical records, please fax your request, along with a patient signed Authorization for Release and Disclosure of Medical Information, to 425-257-7976. If you have any other questions regarding medical records, please contact the EMS Office at 425-257-8137.
|Type of Records||Cost|
|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 1 GB|
|Digital Media Storage||At cost|
|Mailing costs||At cost|
|Conversion Fee||$30 / hour (see Conversion Rule)|
The fee schedule is maintained by the City Clerk and updated administratively as costs change. Please see the City Clerk's Rule for Public Records Requests Fees (PDF). Copy charges may be remitted by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa payment. For additional information on fees, please see section 5 of our Public Records Act Compliance Policy (PDF).