The City is not required to permit public inspection and copying of records for which public disclosure of the record is prohibited, restricted or limited by state or federal statute or regulation.
RCW 42.56 describes the records that are exempt from the Washington State Public Records Act.
In addition, other statutes (such as statutes relating to juvenile records and health care information) may exempt or prohibit disclosure of other documents and information. Also, we are prohibited by statute from disclosing lists of individuals for commercial purposes.
The Municipal Research and Services Center maintains an up-to-date list of current exemptions and prohibitions on their website at www.mrsc.org.