Open Records

Open Records provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies may elect to, or are required by law to, withhold government records from the public. The City of Washington supports a transparency within our local government. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

Denise M. Powell, City Clerk, is also the Freedom of Information Officer, and requests for records may be submitted to her via the form below.

The City of Washington provides the following ways for you to submit your public information request.

Hand Delivery or Mail

You may request a form from the City Hall and hand deliver or mail it.

Written Form

You may submit a request to City Hall in any written form, including by electronic mail, fax, or letter.

Good to Know

Please note that for a public information request to be valid, it must be submitted in writing to the City.