Public Records Request

City of Kenmore Public Records Requests

The City of Kenmore is committed to providing full access to public records in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). The purpose of the act is to provide the public full access to information concerning the conduct of government, mindful of individuals’ privacy rights and the desirability of the efficient administration of government. 

How to Submit a Public Records Request:
If you wish to view and/or obtain a copy of public records containing information relating to the operation or implementation of any function of the City of Kenmore, please submit a written request to the public records officer by one of the following methods. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa McAllister at 425-398-8900.

            ⇒  Complete the Online Public Records Request Form, or

            ⇒  Complete the Public Records Request Form and deliver it via any of the following ways.

                    •  Drop the form off at the Kenmore City Hall during regular business hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday. Kenmore City Address is 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
                    •  Mail the form to City of Kenmore, P.O. Box 82607, Kenmore, WA 98028
•  Fax the form to (425) 481-3236
•  E-mail the form to Teresa McAllister, Public Records Officer at

Commonly Requested Records

Before submitting a public records request, you might find what you're looking for on the City's website by searching for specific terms in the search field. Another option is to view the City's Document Center by clicking on the link below:

                   Commonly Requested Records

Response to a Public Records Request

Within 5 business days upon the City receiving the request, the City will contact you by acknowledging receipt of the request and provide notification of one or more of the following (RCW 42.56.520):

  • Records or link to records available for inspection
  • Request clarification of request and provide estimated response time
  • Additional time is needed to respond in order to:
    • Locate, assemble and produce non-exempt records;
    • Notify third persons or agencies affected by the request; and/or
    • Determine whether information requested is exempt.
  • Denial of Request

Cost for Copies (KCM Chapter 1.10.070)

There is no fee for inspecting city records. If the cost for copies is over $75, a deposit is required. When records are already in electronic format, there is no fee to e-mail them, when technically feasible. 

Standard size black and white copies

(standard size are 8.5 ’x  11”, 8 ¾” x 14”, and 11”x 17”)


Standard size color copies


Oversized documents such as building plans and maps

Actual cost charged by outside vendor

Large copy jobs 

Actual cost charged by outside vendor

Records copied to CD or DVD 

$1 per CD or DVD

Records copied to thumb/flash drive

Actual cost of supplies

Scanned Copies (converting from paper to electronic) pages

 No charge for first 10 pages, > 11 pages $0.10/page

Mailing envelopes or packaging and postage

 Actual cost of supplies and postage

Exemption from Disclosure
Certain information contained in public documents are considered exempt from disclosure. These exemptions are intended to prevent the use of public records for personal or commercial gain, or to prevent unreasonable invasions of personal privacy.Specific exemptions are listed in RCW 42.56.210-280 and other statutes and case law.


Helpful Links

Commonly Requested Records

2018 Copy fees schedule

King County Sheriff’s Office Records Disclosure Unit

Northshore Fire District Records Division

Staff Contact

Teresa McAllister
Administrative Assistant / Public Records Officer
City Manager’s Office
(425) 398-8900

Kenmore City Hall
18120 68th Avenue NE
Kenmore, WA 98028 WA

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Excluding Holidays


KMC Chapter 1.10 Public Records

RCW 52.56.580 Public Records Act

Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE) for Local Government (Washington State) 






















.Online Records Request Form

In order to inspect City public records, complete the public records request form below. It is important that you provide your name, accurate contact information (e-mail, mailing address, phone number), a detailed description of identifiable public records being requested, and the date of the request. If available, please include information such as a file or project number, address and/or parcel number, specific dates, document titles, type of records (reports, permits, letters, etc)

Last updated: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:51pm