Public Records Disclosure

The Public Records Act RCW 42.56 requires that identifiable public records be made available promptly to members of the public for inspection and copying upon request. The Public Records Act is a strong mandate for public disclosure and its exemptions should be narrowly construed.
To make a request for public records regarding Emergency Management, Contract Documents, or other agency-specific records and for a list of FAQs:

Please visit our new Public Records Request Portal via Public Records Center

If you have any questions or need assistance using our portal, you may contact the Public Records Officer at:

Military Department Public Records Officer
Building 1
Camp Murray, WA 98430
Phone: (253) 512-8110
Email: WA Military Department Public Records Officer

To make a request for public records regarding National Guard service and discharge records:
Please see the linked Contact Us page for contact information to direct the following types of requests:

  • Requests for Washington National Guard service records under the Privacy Act.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs service verification and record requests.
  • Employment verification requests.
  • Requests under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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