State Auditor's office public records policy
How will we respond?
Within five business days after receiving a request, we will do one of three things:
Provide the record(s);
Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond; OR
Deny all or part of the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial. State law requires us to cite the specific exemption from disclosure.
We redact any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure. We will specify the exemption that applies to any redactions.
The Public Records Officer will make records available for inspection and copying by appointment during normal business hours, excluding legal holidays. Requestors will not remove documents from the viewing area or disassemble or alter any documents.
is there a charge for copies?
We charge 10 cents per page for documents and the actual costs for duplicating CDs, according to state law (RCW 42.56.070 (7) and (8) and RCW 42.56.120). However, fees shall normally be charged for only 100 or more pages. In the event that a requestor repeatedly abuses this privilege, the Public Records Officer may approve charges for all copies.