(1) The following
copy fees and payment procedures apply to requests to the department under
chapter 42.56 RCW and received on or after April 12, 2019.
department is not calculating all actual costs for copying records because to
do so would be unduly burdensome for the following reasons:
(a) The department does not have the
resources to conduct a study to determine all its actual copying
(b) To conduct such a study
would interfere with other essential agency functions; and
(c) Through the 2017 legislative process, the
public and requestors have commented on and been informed of authorized fees
and costs, including for electronic records, provided in
and (c), (3) and (4).
The department will charge for copies of
records pursuant to the default fees in
. The department will charge for
customized services pursuant to
, the department may charge other
copy fees authorized by statutes outside of chapter 42.56 RCW. The charges for
copying methods used by the department are summarized in the fee schedule
available on the department's web site at www.wsdot.wa.gov
Requestors are required to pay for copies
in advance of receiving records. Fee waivers are an exception and are available
for some small requests under the following conditions:
It is within the discretion of the public
records officer to waive copying fees when:
(i) All of the records responsive to an
entire request are paper copies only and are twenty-five or fewer pages;
(ii) All of the records
responsive to an entire request are electronic and can be provided in a single
email with attachments of a size totaling no more than the equivalent of one
hundred printed pages. If that email for any reason is not deliverable, records
will be provided through another means of delivery, and the requestor will be
charged in accordance with this rule.
(b) Fee waivers are not applicable to records
provided in installments.
(5) All required fees must be paid in advance
of release of the copies or an installment of copies. The office will notify
the requestor of when payment is due.
(6) Payment should be made by check or money
order to the Washington state department of transportation.
(7) The department will close a request when
a requestor fails by the payment date to pay in the manner prescribed for
records or an installment of records.
Wash. Admin. Code § 468-06-090
15-24-130, Filed 12/2/2015, effective
19-07-026, Filed 3/12/2019, effective
Statutory Authority: Chapters 42.17,
42.56 RCW. 08-16-030, §
468-06-090, filed 7/29/08, effective 8/29/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter
42.17 RCW and
47.01.101. 96-16-004 (Order 163), §
468-06-090, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96. Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c
151. 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), §
468-06-090, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC