Department of Administrative Services
614 Division St., MS-20
Port Orchard WA 98366
You may request
disclosure of public records through the Kitsap
County Public Records Center portal. The Public Records Center allows the requestor to make
public disclosure requests, review and download responsive records and
communicate with the County staff handling your request.
Please be aware that
public disclosure requests for records held by the Kitsap County Sheriff are
made directly to the Sheriff’s office. A link to this option is available in
the Public Records Center. Requests for records held by all other departments
and offices can be made through the “Submit a request to the County” link.
Within five business
days of receipt of the request, the County will either: (1) provide the
record(s); OR (2) deny the request; OR (3) acknowledge the request and provide
a reasonable time estimate for the response. A fee chart is available in the How
Much Does It Cost
link below as well as the Public Records Center FAQs. The most common fees are
$0.10 per page for scanning hard copy records and $0.15 per page for hard copy
reproduction (photocopying or printing).
Pursuant to WAC
44-14-01001, Court records are not subject to this Act. Access to these records
is governed by court rules and common law. Most of these court records are open
to the public and easily accessible through the Clerk's Office. For further
information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 360-337-7164 or on their web
site at www.kitsapgov.com/clerk/. Reasonable charges may apply.
Email Public Record Request
County Public Records Center
Much Does It Cost?
Records Retention Schedule (CORE)
If you have any
questions please feel free to contact our office at the phone number or email
address provided above.
For more specific
information on public records, click on the link below which will take you to
the Washington Attorney General web site for Open Records & Open Meetings.