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Public Records Request
Please be advised that pursuant to State Law and Court Rule, the Burlington Municipal Court receives and responds to record requests separately from the City of Burlington.  For all record requests involving Burlington Municipal Court records, please contact the Court directly at 360-755-0492.  You must make a separate request to the Burlington Municipal Court for records maintained by the Court.

To request copies of public records from the City of Burlington, please print and complete the Request for Public Records Form and submit it to Public Records Officer Bryan Harrison by:
  • Fax: 360-755-1297
  • Mail
    Burlington City Hall
    833 S. Spruce St.
    Burlington, WA 98233
  • Phone: 360-755-0531

Alternatively, you can complete the electronic Public Records Request form.

Please be aware that email delivery may be delayed or fail in limited circumstances. If you do not receive a response within five (5) business days, please call 360-755-0531

Public Records requests must include:
  • Name, address, and contact information of the requestor
  • Description of public records adequate to locate the records
  • Date of request

You will receive a response within five business days.

Note: Many public records are currently available on the city's website at no cost. Examples include the Comprehensive Plan, critical areas and shoreline updates, budgets, County Council meetings (current and past), ordinances, resolutions, City Code, Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Washington Administrative Code (WAC), sex offender registry, and other reports.

Role of Public Records Officer
  • Oversee compliance with the Public Records Act
  • Provide the fullest assistance to requestors
  • Coordinate response to requests with departments and offices
  • Provide most timely possible and efficient action on requests
  • Fulfill requests without excessive interference with city business
  • Protect public records from damage or disorganization

Records Index
There is no single index of city records. The City of Burlington has numerous departments and offices. The records are complex and stored in multiple locations, for these reasons indexing is unduly burdensome. The public records officer will coordinate with departments to assure compliance with the Public Records Act.