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DEL Public Records Request Rules


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The state Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, requires each state agency to adopt procedures for public records requests. The Department of Early Learning's (DEL) rules are established in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 170-01 and describe:

  • How to make public records requests from DEL,
  • The organizational hierarchy of DEL, and
  • How to find specific information like final orders in DEL administrative hearings and other important information.

Related information

If you have a public records request, or have questions about public records, please contact the DEL Public Records Officer at

If you would like to make a public records request, please click here.

To get current information and to learn more about DEL Rules, email the DEL Rules Coordinator or write to:

DEL Rules Coordinator

Washington State Department of Early Learning

PO Box 40970

Olympia, WA 98504-0970