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City of Bellingham elected officials and staff are proud to work in Washington State, where for decades aggressive "sunshine laws" have preserved an essential democratic principle: the people's right to know.

This principle is respected in daily operations throughout the city government. Employees at all levels meet the legal requirements of the law to provide people with access to city government records.

One of the many ways we ensure city government remains open and accessible is by providing access to city databases on our website. You will find a wealth of information including:

To request additional public records, complete and submit the form below or contact the Public Records Officer in the Office of the City Attorney.

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Mailing Address
If you would like records mailed, include the address below.

Records Search Criteria
Provide as much information as possible about the records you are searching for including any names of persons named in the records, the time period involved, any activities related to the records, and any City departments who may be custodians of the records if known.


Records Format
How would you like to access records found using the records search criteria above?

Note: If you request inspection in-person of records, then a City employee will contact you to schedule a mutually convenient time for an appointment. If fees apply, a City employee will contact you with the total amount due prior to fulfilling this request and your order will be processed once payment has been received in full.
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