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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 right 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:

For a public records request for the following departments click on the button below

  • Board of Commissioners
  • Community Development
  • Fire Prevention and Investigation
  • Flood Control Zone District
  • Human Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Noxious Weed
  • Public Works
  • Regional Jail

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For a public records request for the following departments click on their link below


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: 04/24/2019 07:41 AM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 16
    Dec 2020
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 16, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 16
    Dec 2020
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - December 16, 2020 (changed from December 23, 2020)

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 08
    Dec 2020
    01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Chelan County Noxious Weed Board Meeting - 4th Quarter

    Posted by: Noxious Weed Control Board

    Chelan County Noxious Weed Board Meeting

    Conference call - (602) 580-9226; Access Code: 6389601
  • 05
    Dec 2020
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 03
    Dec 2020
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Review Draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report

    Posted by: Public Works

    A multi-year effort that brought together more than 100 people from organizations throughout Chelan County has resulted in a draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report that builds a foundation for future climate resilience and adaptation work. The community will have opportunities to hear more details about the report and provide input during two upcoming meetings: