Costs of providing copies of public records.
(1) Costs for paper copies. There is no fee for inspecting public records. A requestor may obtain standard black and white photocopies for fifteen cents per page. Copies in color or larger-sized documents cost will be based on the actual cost to reproduce them at the time of the request.
(2) Costs for electronic records. The cost of scanning existing office paper or other nonelectronic records is six cents per page. There will be no charge for emailing electronic records to a requestor, unless another cost applies such as a scanning fee. The charge for electronic records provided on any medium other than email will be in the amount necessary to reimburse the actual cost to the agency.
(3) Deposits. Before beginning to make copies or scanning responsive records, the public records officer or designee may require a deposit of up to ten percent of the estimated costs of copying all the records selected by the requestor. The public records officer or designee may also require the payment of the remainder of the copying or scanning costs before providing all the records, or the payment of the costs of copying or scanning an installment before providing that installment. The military department will not charge sales tax when it makes copies of or scans public records.
(4) Costs of mailing. The military department may also charge actual costs of mailing, including the cost of the shipping container.
(5) Payment. Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order to the military department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040
. WSR 14-22-096, § 323-10-070, filed 11/4/14, effective 12/5/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.010
. WSR 12-09-089, § 323-10-070, filed 4/18/12, effective 5/19/12; § 323-10-070, filed 2/13/74.]