Public Records and Open Meetings

Public Records and Open Meetings

In 1972, Washington state enacted both the public records law and the open public meeting act to assure citizens of our state transparency and access to government.

The staff of the Office of Public Records and Open Public Meetings oversees the university’s compliance with these two important laws:

Submit a public record request

NOTICE: The Office of Public Records and Open Public Meetings will be working as a virtual office during the viaduct closure. Our hours and procedures remain unchanged, and are outlined in 478-276 WAC, which can be found here. The office’s staff may be reached during these hours by email at pubrec@uw.edu or by telephone at (206) 543-9180.

Most public records requests are made to us via email. If, however, you wish to present a request at the office’s physical location, you may do so. A repository for doing so will be available at the office’s location, which is 4311 11th Ave. N.E., Suite 360 Seattle, WA 98105