I. STATUTE -- BASIC APPLICATION

Note: Pursuant to RCW 42.56.570(2), (3),  the Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has prepared a set of model rules regarding the Public Records Act. See WAC Ch. 44-14. Each state and local agency is urged to adopt these rules to provide greater clarify and uniformity in terms of how public records requests are handled. These model rules indirectly provide a good overview or guide regarding interpretation of the Public Records Act.