Public Records Requests

Notice: the City will begin re-implementation of charging for public record requests per our Council-approved fee schedule below starting October 1, 2023
The City of Mill Creek, in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, allows for the inspection or copies of records unless specifically exempted by law. After submitting a request, you may be contacted to clarify your request or to coordinate delivery of records.

Many City records, including ordinances, resolutions, and meeting minutes are available on our website


To submit a request for public records from all City departments excluding the Police Department, please use this link to our online portal

To submit a request for public records from the Police Department, please use this link to our online portal.

12.3    Statutory Costs for Copies and Scans of Records

A requestor may obtain copies or scans or records as provided by RCW 42.56.120(2)(b)1 and WAC 44-14-07003. The City will charge for such copies or scans according to the fee schedule in Table 12.3.1 below. For records in other forms, the City will charge the actual cost it pays for the medium used to reproduce the records provided.  

Statutory Costs for Records

Form of Record Reproduction and/or Transmission


Photocopies of public records, printed copies of electronic public records when requested by the requestor, or use of agency equipment to photocopy public records

$0.15 per page

Public records scanned into electronic format, or use of agency equipment to scan the records

$0.10 per page

For every four (4) electronic files or attachments uploaded to email, cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery

$0.05 per page

Transmission of public record in electronic format or for use of agency equipment to send the records electronically (the City will take reasonable means to provide records in most efficient manner available to City in its normal operations)

$0.10 per gigabyte

Digital storage media or device provided by City (e.g. tapes, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, flash storage devices); container or envelope used to mail copies to requestor; actual postage or delivery charge

Actual cost