The City of Ephrata and Ephrata Police Department have a five dollar ($5.00) de minimis for each records request. There is no fee for any records request that totals $4.99 or less. A full list of public record fees can be found in the City of Ephrata Fee Schedule.
Depending on the complexity of the request, EPD will endeavor to fill requests within 5 business days.
If you did not hand deliver your request and you have not heard from us by the end of five business days, please contact the Records Manager at 509-754-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that EPD received your request.
THIRD PARTY NOTIFICATION may be used to inform other parties involved that you have requested records (this will delay disclosure by approximately ten business days). WAC 44-14-040(4)
EPD may determine that the most efficient means to release your documents will be in installments.
The Public Records Act provides you with the right to appeal should you believe we have improperly with held or redacted records, or have not fully complied with its provisions. Appeal forms available upon request.
Additional Traffic Collision Reports can be requested through the Washington State Patrol
By submitting this request electronically, I certify that any records received in response that contain lists of individuals will not be used for commercial purposes, per RCW 42.56.070(8). “Commercial purposes” means contacting or affecting such individuals to facilitate, in any manner, a profit-making activity. Commercial requests will be denied.
Be sure to be as detailed as possible when describing the records you are requesting. Information such as names, dates, and addresses should be listed if you don't have the case number.