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Public Records

The City of Federal Way is committed to transparency and openness in our operations.

Many public records are available directly to the public via the internet in the Electronic Records/Document Library

Please see below for commonly requested records and their locations to assist you in your search:

  Agendas and Minutes (City Council, Council Committees, and Citizen Commissions)
  Past Meetings - view agendas, agenda packets, video, presentations, and minutes.
  Upcoming Meetings - view agendas and agenda packets.
  Agreements - Contracts, Interlocals, MOUs
  Search for specific contracts, interlocal agreements, memorandums of understanding, or other agreements made with the city.
  Budget and Budget Documents
  Find our current budget and previous budgets.
  Financial Reports
  Find Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) and other financial reports.
  Municipal Court Records
  Court records are maintained separate from City Hall. To submit email the linked form directly to mc.municrt@cityoffederalway.com or call 253 835-3000. 
  Ordinances or Resolutions
  View ordinances and resolutions to find city law and policies as approved by the City Council.
  Permit History and Activity Reports (1990 to current)
  Search permit history for properties within Federal Way as of the date of incorporation (Feburary 1990).
  Permit History (prior to incorporation - 1990)
  Search permit history for permits within Federal Way prior to 1990.
  Police Department Records
  Police Department records are maintained separate from City Hall. Submit a request to the Police Department directly through the linked public records portal.


Submit a Records Request

Please note the following fees may apply if records are provided:

  • ​$0.10/scanned page;
  • $0.15/photocopy; 
  • $0.05/4 files and $0.10 per GB for files transmitted electronically; and 
  • Actual cost of supplies and mailing if applicable.