Records Requests/Public Disclosure
The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) requires that SNOPAC 911 keep recordings for a period of 90 days. The disclosure of records is governed by appropriate state and local regulations, specifically the Public Records Act.
If SNOPAC believes that a record is exempt from disclosure and should be withheld, the public records officer will do the following:
1. Submit a Public Disclosure Request Form: Requests must identify and define the records being sought with reasonable specificity. Any requests that are too generalized will be returned to the requesting individual for further clarification. The form may be faxed, mailed, or delivered in person to SNOPAC (see contact information below).
2. SNOPAC will respond to the requester within (5) business days of receiving the request. The response will involve one of the following:
* In the event that the requested records contain information that may affect the rights of others and/or be exempt from disclosure, the public records officer may, prior to providing the records, give notice to such others whose rights may be affected by the disclosure. This includes, but is not limited to, the individual(s) who called 911 and the agency or agencies who responded.
3. When records are available, they may be picked up at the address listed below (if you reside in Snohomish County). If you are outside of Snohomish County, you may request that we mail them to you.
Abandoned Requests: If a requestor has not reviewed or claimed records within 30 days of notice that the records are available or fails to make payment, SNOPAC may close the request.
Large Requests: For large requests, SNOPAC may:
If you feel that information has been withheld or deleted in error, you may file a written appeal with the SNOPAC Director within five (5) business days from the date of denial. The appeal must include your name and address and a copy of the denial letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to the attention of the Executive Director at the address listed below.
COPYING/REPRODUCTION COSTS OF AGENCY PUBLIC RECORDS:
Public Records Custodian – Laurie Goodwin
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
SNOPAC is a secure facility. Visitors are required to sign-in at the administration window and wear appropriate ID or Visitor's badge while on-site.