Make a Request

You will need to provide the following information: 

  • Your name, address, phone number, email address and fax number
  • The date of your request
  • Specific nature of your request to include: a description of the requested records (title, subject, date, policy, account number, etc.), inspection number, if applicable, the number of copies you need and your correct mailing address(es).

How to Make a Request

Make a request using the Public Records Center linked below.

Use your own paper and mail it to:

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Public Records Office
Management Services Office
PO Box 11007
Tacoma, WA 98411

Email a request and send it to

Use your own paper and fax it to 253-502-8598 attention: Public Records Office Staff.

If you cannot submit your public records request in writing, you may call the Public Records Office at 253-231-0240.

Questions? Contact the Public Records Office Staff at 253-231-0240 or email

Public Records Request Portal

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To submit a public records request, please use the Public Records Request Center.

The Public Records Office (PRO) is located at 3628 South 35th Street Tacoma, WA 98409; requests can be made at that location and at the City Clerk’s Office, located at the 733 Market Street # 11, Tacoma, WA 98402.

The Public Records Officer, James Kauffman, and the Public Records Office staff members can be reached at 253-231-0240 and via email at Business hours are Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.