What public records are exempt from disclosure?
Each record must be reviewed to determine whether it is exempt from public disclosure. Most exemptions are listed in RCW 42.56.230-42.56.480. However, certain statutes outside public records laws also provide exemptions from disclosure or prohibitions on disclosure of particular records. When a city denies a request for disclosure of a public record, the specific statutory exemption on which the denial is based must be identified along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies.

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1. How are the five business days calculated when responding to a public records request?
2. Must the City agree to provide copies of "future records"?
3. Must the City copy records at no charge for non-profit organizations?
4. Must the City create a document when responding to a specific request for public disclosure?
5. What public records are exempt from disclosure?