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You may request disclosure of public records created and maintained by Cowlitz County by completing Request for Access to Public Records form. The form is available by clicking the link. Cowlitz County Request for Access to Public Records Form.  Complete and send the form to the Public Records Coordinator where the record was created and maintained.  

Within five business days of receipt of the request the county will either: (1) provide the record(s); OR (2) acknowledge the request and provide a reasonable time estimate for the response; OR (3) deny the request. The County will charge a fee of $0.15 per copy plus the cost of mailing. Payment may be required before copying or mailing.

Pursuant to WAC 44-14-01001, Court records are not subject to this Act. Access to these records is governed by court rules and common law. Most of these court records are open to the public and easily accessible through the Clerk's Office. For further information, please contact the Clerk's Office at 360-577-3016. Reasonable charges may apply. 

Cowlitz County Request for Access to Public Records Form

View the Cowlitz County public records policies and procedures. Additional information about public records can be found out at RCW 42.56 and WAC 44-14.

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