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Public Records Disclosure

Copy Fee Schedule for Public Records

Under RCW 42.56.120, the Department of Ecology is allowed to recover only the actual costs directly related to the copying of public records. These costs include such items as costs related to the copy machine which include maintenance, paper and other supplies, and staff time devoted to the copying process. The agency may not charge a fee for inspection of records, or staff time spent on locating records or retrieval of agency records. The agency is not allowed to make a profit from copy fees.

Postage charges will be added.

List of Copy Fees

If copy fees are less than $25.00, there is no charge. A 10% deposit may be required per RCW 42.56.120.

Copy Machine/Printer 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", 11" x 17"15 cents per page*
Color Copies 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14"35 cents per page
Color Copies 11 x 1770 cents per page
Microfilm Reader/Printer15 cents per page
DiskettesActual costs incurred by agency
Cassette TapeActual costs incurred by agency
CDs1 dollar per CD
DVDs2 dollars per DVD
MapsActual costs incurred by agency
PhotographsActual costs incurred by agency
Scanning fee15 cents per page*
Video CassetteActual costs incurred by agency
Outside VendorActual costs incurred by agency

NOTE: Actual costs incurred by the agency may include sales tax. Example: Kinko’s, photographs, video, etc.

*Two-sided document equals 2 pages

Revised April 2016