Cost of Records

Fees (as per Whatcom County's Unified Fee Schedule):

  • No fee for inspecting public records.
  • Black and white copies  - $.15 per page. 
  • Scanned copies - $.10 per page.
  • Mailing fee- actual cost of postage and shipping container.
  • Other media - actual cost of reproduction.
    Targeted Video Redaction of Person or Object with or without Targeted Audio Redaction
    This blurs or blacks out the face or identifying features of an individual or an object and removes exempt audio content at the rate of $.66 per minute and per each individual/object/audio requiring redaction.

    Targeted Blackout of Screen or Screen Blur segment(s) with or without targeted Audio Removal
    This completely blacks out and removes all audio (if necessary) from targeted segments(s) of video at the rate of $.66 per targeted segment.

Payments are taken by 

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit/Debit card (a 2.35% processing fee or a $2.00 minimum will be added for credit/debit cards)

For large requests, the Sheriff's Office may

  • Require a deposit of up to 10% of the estimated cost before making copies
  • Provide copies in installments
  • Require advance payment before providing further installments