Public Records

The mission of Bellevue’s Public Records Office is to advise and train departments and staff on the management of City records, to provide research assistance to City staff, to facilitate public records requests and to provide customer service at the Development Services Record’s counter. The Records Management program oversees the centralized management of off-site records, secured destruction of confidential documents, access to records supporting city activities/processes, training and general records management consultation. The Public Records Division manages all public records requests on behalf of the city, excluding police reports.

Police reports or other police records can be request through the Public Records Portal.

Please review Bellevue's Public Records Rules for additional information.

In accordance with RCW 42.56.120, fees may apply to some productions of records. Please see our Fee Schedule.

Development Services Records

Development Services Records manages permitted building construction permits, plans and land use review files. These files can be reviewed upon request.

Public Records Requests

We are the point of contact for the public to request records. In addition, the Public Records Officer ensures compliance with the Public Records Act.