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Guidelines for Submitting Public Records Requests

Requests for SWCD public records shall be as specific as possible including as appropriate, the type, subject matter and approximate date of the public record. If the request is unclear the SWCD may request such other detail as may be necessary to enable the Office Administrator to locate the records.  The following fee schedule will be charged in advance for any public records requests.  The fee schedule shall be based upon actual staff costs involved in research, redacting exempt information (if necessary) copying, and supplying the records in the format requested. An estimate will be provided in writing to the requestor. The request for records will not be fulfilled until such time the requestor confirms in writing that they agree to the cost and sends payment in advance. Should the records request take less time than estimated, the requestor will receive a refund. Should it take longer than estimated to fulfill the request, the requestor must pay in advance for the additional time:

Labor ChargesBased on Staff Billing RatesPer Half Hour
Copies/Printing- 8.5x11inch page size$.25 per page
Copies/Printing- 11x17inch page size$.50per page
Copies/Printing- Large format plotted maps, drawings or picturesAdditional chargesper page
Payment can be made via check, cash, money order, or credit/debit card
Requests for fee waivers or reduced fees must be made in writing and must be shown to be in the public interest.

All formal public records requests must be submitted in writing and directed to:

By Mail, Email, or via the form below:                                                                         

Wasco Co. SWCD

Attn: Office Administrator: Public Records Request

2325 River Rd. Ste. 3

The Dalles, OR 97058, Subject: Public Records Request

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