The City of Federal Way is committed to transparency and openness in our operations. To provide transparency to everyone we serve, the City of Federal Way is working to provide better access to public records. 

Many records are available on our website via the city's Electronic Records Library. To assist you, we've collected the list below of commonly requested records types with links to available records online. Alternately you can select the link above and browse the library.

Please note that some records are not automatically posted online for many reasons including lack of widespread interest, large size of records, or the fact that records contain confidential information. 

If you are unable to find the record you are seeking online, you can submit a public records for them request via our Online Records Request Portal. Once received staff will process your request by determining if responsive records exist, reviewing them for exemptions, and producing them to you. For additional information regarding how requests are processed/handled, please review the Federal Way Public Records Policy.


Commonly Requested Records 

city council at dais   CITY COUNCIL  
formal group at table   COUNCIL COMMITTEES
group of people   CITIZEN COMMISSIONS & BOARDS (Agendas & Minutes)


two hands griping/shaking   AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS building with columns     LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS
building plan and ruler   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT hearing examiner at stand



magnifying glass looking for record   PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS budget document     FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS