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Public Records


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How To Obtain Public Records

Procedures for obtaining public records from Chelan County offices and departments are published in Chapter 1.376 of the Chelan County Code.

Many records are also available online without the need to make a public records request. Please review the list of "Frequently Requested Records" to the left to see if the public record you are looking for can be obtained online.

For additional public records, please select the appropriate Chelan County office or department for contact information and/or information about submitting a public record request to that office or department:


Assessor District Court Probation Public Works
Auditor Fire Prevention and Investigation Regional Jail
Board of Commissioners Flood Control Zone District Sheriff
Clerk ( Administrative | Court / Case ) Human Resources Superior Court
Community Development Natural Resources Juvenile Center
Coroner Noxious Weed Treasurer
District Court ( Administrative | Court / Case ) Prosecuting Attorney  



Frequently Asked Questions

Any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.  A request for information is not a valid public records request.

No. Once the County receives public records request, the request itself becomes a public record of the County. Someone else may make a public records request for that document and we will provide it.

Each record must be reviewed to determine whether it is exempt from disclosure. Most exemptions are listed in RCW 42.56.230 – 42.56.480. However, certain state and federal statutes outside the Public Records Act also provide exemptions from disclosure of prohibitions on disclosure of particular records. When the County denies a request for disclosure of a public record, the specific statutory exemption on which the denial is based must be identified, along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies.

  • Via Public Records Portal
  • Available for inspection during normal business hours
  • Paper copies
  • Emailed (depending on size of file)

Chelan County charges for public records using the fee schedule authorized by RCW 42.56.120.  You can find our fee schedule under Chelan County Code Chapter 1.376.

Posted: 02/08/2019 09:56 AM
Last Updated: 02/17/2022 12:05 PM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 25
    Jun 2024
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Public Meeting: Official Logic and Accuracy Test of Voting System and Accessible Voting Unit (AVU) Demonstration

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 21
    Jun 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Ballots mailed for military, overseas and out of state voters

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Ballots mailed for Military, Overseas and Out of State voters

  • 19
    Jun 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - June 19, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6518 ******HOLIDAY***********
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on June 5, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, ES Conference Room.
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - June 5, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 509-667-6518