To submit a request under the Public Records Act (42.56 RCW), click the link below to be redirected to our online form.
City of Ocean Shores - Citizen Engagement
When making your request, please be as specific as possible so we can conduct a thorough and accurate search.
For more information, please review the City of Ocean Shores rules of procedure and ordinance regarding the public Records Act. The Public Records Act provides that a number of types of documents and/or parts of documents are exempt from public inspection and copying. See the below links for more information about exemptions.
Court records fall under GR 31, 31.1, and 22. They do not fall under the Public Records Act. If you are requesting Ocean Shores Municipal Court documents, please contact Ocean Shores Municipal Court with the request. Their contact information can be found at this link
The City may assess a charge for copies of public records as authorized by RCW 42.56.120 or other law as applicable. The City's fee schedule is as follows:
|Types of Copies||Charge for Copies|
|Photocopies, printed copies of electronic records when requested, use of City equipment to make copies||15 cents per page
|Scanned records, use of City equipment for scanning||10 cents per page|
|Records uploaded to email, or cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery||5 cents per each 4 electronic files or attachments
|Records transmitted in electronic format or for use of City equipment to send records electronically||10 cents per gigabyte
|Digital media storage or devices||Actual cost|
|Any container or envelope used to mail copies||Actual cost|
|Postage or delivery charges||Actual cost|
|Copy charges above may be combined to the extent more than one type of charge applies to responsive copies.|
|Customized service charge: When the request would require the use of IT expertise to prepare data compilations or when such customized access services are not used by the County for other business purposes||Actual cost. The City must notify the requester that it will be doing a customized service and can require a 10 percent deposit.
FEES FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE
|Redaction Type||Actual Time||Redaction Time|
|Targeted Video Redaction with or without Targeted Audio Redaction||1 Minute per individual or object redacted||10 Minutes per individual or object redacted|
|Targeted Audio Redaction Alone||1 Minute||5 Minutes|
|Targeted Blackout of Screen,Targeted Screen Blur with or without Audio Removal||1 Minute||4.5 Minutes|
|Complete Screen Blur and Audio Removal||Per Video||1 Minute|
|Redaction Method||Estimated Cost Per Minute to Redact||Minutes to Redact Per Minute of Raw Footage||Estimated Cost of Redaction Per Minute of Raw Footage|
|Targeted Video Redaction with or without Targeted Audio Redaction||$0.74 per individual or object redacted||10 per individual or object redacted||$7.40 per individual or object redacted|
|Targeted Audio Redaction Alone||$0.74||5||$3.70|
|Targeted Blackout of Screen, Targeted Screen Blur with or without Audio Removal||$0.74||4.5||$3.33|
*If payment is not received by 10 business days of the fee notification by email or 15 business days by regular mail, the records request will be closed.
If you are unable to use our Citizen Engagement, you can still submit a request by using our Public Records Request form by email to email@example.com, or via US mail to:
City of Ocean Shores
ATTN: City Clerk Department
PO Box 909
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
For additional information Contact
Sandy Madison, City Clerk Assistant/Public Records
Regular business hours are: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, excluding legal holidays.