Public Records Requests
In 1972, Washington State enacted the Public Records Act to assure transparency and access to government records. The University of Washington Office of Public Records and Open Meetings is the statutory government transparency compliance office for all University of Washington campuses and for UW Medicine.
The UW Bothell Public Records Officer assists in the university’s compliance efforts by coordinating UW Bothell’s public records and open public meetings.
Following is a twenty-minute training by the Attorney General’s Office on Public Records:
Public Records Tutorial
Submitting a Request
Public records request for the UW Bothell campus must be requested through the UW Office of Public Records and Open Meetings web portal. Your request must include the following information when you make a public records request:
- Contact information including your name, mailing address and telephone number. Feel free to include any other information you may feel to be useful, such as your e-mail, fax or cell phone number.
- A description of the specific records being requested. The request must be specific enough for the university to be able to identify the records being requested.
- Please let us know how you would like the response sent to you (hard copies, virtual, email, etc.).
For additional resources and information about costs, confidentiality, and policies please go to the UW Public Records Request website.