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Many public records are available directly to the public via the internet. Please see below for commonly requested records and their locations to assist you in your search.


Agendas and Minutes

  • City Council, Committee, and Citizen Commission agendas, agenda packets, and minutes are all available via the City of Federal Way website. To retrieve these immediately please visit the Agendas and Minutes page.

Agreements - Contracts, Interlocals, MOUs

  • City Agreements such as contracts, interlocal agreements, memorandums of understanding, etc. can be searched via keyword or contractor on the Online Record Center.

Court Records

  • Municipal Court Records are processed separately through the Municipal Court Clerks. To submit a records request for Municipal Court Records, email it directly to mc.municrt@cityoffederalway.com or call 253 835-3000. 
  • King County Court Records are maintained separately. Please visit the King County Court Clerk for additional information regarding retrieval of records.


  • City Ordinances can be searched by keyword. approval date, or ordinance number via the Online Record Center.

Permit History and Activity Reports

  • Permits issued prior to 1990 will most likely be on file with King County Records (Federal Way did not incorporate as a city until February of 1990).
  • Permit history can be pulled by address or parcel number at the online Permit Center: here. If you need to locate the accress and/or parcel number please do so through King County Parcel Viewer.
  • Weekly Permit Reports (encompassing the building permit activity for the previous week) will be posted on Mondays by noon. 
  • Monthly Permit Reports (encompassing the building, demolition, electrical, and plumbing permit activity for the previous month) will be posted by the 6th of each month.


  • City Resolutions can be searched by keyword. approval date, or resolution number via the Online Record Center.



Submit a Records Request

  • If unable to locate records via the methods provided above, City Staff will assist you with locating responsive records after receipt of a Public Records Request.
  • If you have questions regarding how to submit a request or the process that will be followed, please review the Public Records Policy.
  • Please note the following fees may apply if records are provided:
    • ​$0.10/scanned page;
    • $0.15/photocopy; 
    • $0.05/4 files and $0.010 per GB for files transmitted electronically; and 
    • Actual cost of supplies and mailing if applicable.