Public Records Request

Public Records Request

Public Records are available for inspection and copies as required by law (RCW 42.56).

NOTE: If you are submitting a records request - please be aware that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington State's Governor has issued and extended Proclamations amending Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act provisions. The Proclamation provisions remain effective, and serve to waive and suspend provisions including but not limited to: RCW 42.56.080(2) - Agency facilities made available for public records copying; RCW 42.56.090 - Public records available for inspection and copying during customary office hours of agency; RCW 42.56.100 - full public access to public records; and RCW 42.56.520(I) - Requirement that action occur within five business days of receiving a public records request...

This message serves as notice that records requests received during the time that the Governor's Proclamations are effective will not be subject to the traditional timelines and provisions for response/access to public records. If PUD staff are able to receive and fulfill a request utilizing only remote electronic processes, reasonable efforts will be made to provide responsive information. If the request requires collection/review of hard-copy records or internal coordination with staff, or if the pandemic situation otherwise limits the ability of the PUD to respond, action may be postponed as authorized by the applicable Governor's Proclamation. 

To ensure we provide the correct information and avoid delay, please fill out the form below completely and provide as much detail as possible to accurately identify the requested records. Your request should describe identifiable public records maintained by Mason PUD 3. Subject to the COVID-19 exception detailed above, the PUD will typically respond to the request within five business days by: 

  • Providing the record(s);
  • Acknowledging that the request has been received and providing a reasonable estimate of the time required to respond to the request;
  • Clarifying the request; or
  • Denying the public record request.


Records Request Form


Fees for Copying Records

A fee may be charged as follows for copying or producing information:

Fifteen cents per page for photocopies of public records or printed copies of electronic public records when requested by the person requesting records. 
Ten cents per page for public records scanned into an electronic format;
Five cents per each four electronic attachments uploaded to an electronic delivery system;
Ten cents per gigabyte for the transmission of public records in an electronic format, or for the use of District equipment to send the records electronically. (The PUD shall take reasonable steps to provide the records in the most efficient manner available to the district in its normal operations); and
The actual cost of any digital storage media or device provided by the District, the actual cost of any container or envelope used to mail the copies to the requestor, and the actual postage or delivery charge.
In addition to the charge imposed for providing copies of public records, the District may include a customized service charge, as identified in its policy and procedures below.

Due to the COVID-19 situation detailed above, District offices are currently closed to the public. Upon receipt of your request, we will coordinate with you to the extent possible within the parameters of the Governor's Proclamation and staffing capabilities. 

District Location and Hours for Records

Records Department
2621 E. Johns Prairie Road
Shelton, WA 98584

The District’s business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except designated holidays.

Public Records Officer

The PUD’s Public Records Officer is: 

Robert Johnson, PLLC
Public Records Officer
PO Box 2148
Shelton, WA 98584


PUD 3 Records Policy

RCW 42.56

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