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About Public Records

What public records does the State Auditor’s Office have?

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has documents connected to our mission of providing independent and transparent examination of how state and local governments, schools, colleges and technical schools use public funds.

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Find information about Washington governments

We provide online access to local government financial data, as well as audits of all of Washington’s local governments, state agencies and schools.

Records the SAO does not have

We don’t have certain records people are often looking for, but we can help you find them. These include:

Don’t see what you want? Here’s how to make a public records request

Please read the State Auditor’s “Access to Public Records” policy.

There are three ways to file a public records request with SAO. To better help us find what you are looking for, please give as detailed a description as you can of the record you are looking for.

  • Submit an online public records request form.
  • Email your request to PublicRecords@sao.wa.gov.
  • Mail your request to SAO:
    • Attn: Public Records Officer
      State Auditor’s Office
      PO Box 40031
      Olympia, WA 98504-0031