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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-276 WAC: Governing Access to Public Records

WAC 478-276-100: Copying.


(1) Copying facilities available. Facilities shall be made available to requestors for the copying of public records as set forth under WAC 478-276-095, except when and to the extent that this would unreasonably disrupt the operations of the public records office.

(2) Copying costs. The university may charge for providing copies of public records. Charges are posted on the office's web site.

(3) Other costs. The university may charge for nonpaper media (for example, without limitation, compact disks (CDs), digital versatile disks (DVDs), audiotape, or videotape) used to provide copies, packaging, postage, or other charges as allowed by law. Such charges shall not exceed the amount necessary to reimburse the university for actual costs.

(4) Deposits. The university may require a ten percent deposit on copying or other charges. Any required deposit must be paid before the request is processed.

(5) Prepayment. The public records office shall not release any requested copies of public records unless and until the requestor has paid all copying and other charges as set forth above. If payment is not received by the public records office within fifteen business days of issuance of the university's notice of availability, the university may consider the request closed, and any records or copies responsive to such request shall be subject to disposition as provided under WAC 478-276-105.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 42.56 RCW. 13-05-073, § 478-276-100, filed 2/19/13, effective 3/22/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 2005 c 274, and Executive Order 97-02. 06-17-131, § 478-276-100, filed 8/22/06, effective 9/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 01-11-136, § 478-276-100, filed 5/23/01, effective 6/23/01; 97-14-004, § 478-276-100, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 91-10-031, § 478-276-100, filed 4/24/91, effective 5/25/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 81-20-049 (Order 81-2), § 478-276-100, filed 10/2/81; Order 73-5, § 478-276-100, filed 5/29/73.]