Services and Fees

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Basic Policy

Research, Copy and Reproduction Fees - - Effective March 12, 2012
(Authority: WAC 434-690-080)

Research Services:

No fees will be charged for the retrieval of public records for research and inspection.  Research performed by Archives staff requiring more than 15 minutes will generate a fee.  Research is defined as the collection, assembly or extraction of data or information from records, or the analysis of information to provide a report.

The Archives ability to provide research services may be limited, depending on staffing levels and workload. For the most prompt service, researchers are encouraged to email or phone the Archives.

Begin your research at home by searching our online catalog or the Digital Archives.  Identify records you want to access and provide a list of records to Archives staff and they will be ready upon your arrival.  Please contact the Archives facility you wish to visit at least two days prior to your visit. 


Reproduction Services and Fees:

Service Fee
Research services $30.00 per hour ($15.00 minimum)
Photocopies or photocopier scans $0.25 per page
Digital Archives E-Commerce Service Fee $1 per record
Photographic prints Contact individual repository for details
Paper prints from scans Up to 11” x 17” - $1.00 each
glossy - $1.50 each
oversize – $5.00 per square foot
Storage media

Cassette tape - $5.00
CD - $5.00
USB Flash Drive - $10.00
DVD - $15.00
Portable hard-drive - $120

Shipping & Handling Minimum $3.00
Oversize Package - UPS or Postal Service Rate
Certifications $5.00 per document


Special Services and Fees:

Service Fee
Flatbed scanning services $30.00 per hour ($15.00 minimum)
Oversize Scans $50.00 per hour ($25.00 minimum, does not include prints or storage media)
Image Manipulation $30.00 per hour ($15.00 minimum)
Electronic Data Extraction $125.00 per hour if engineering time is required, plus the cost of media storage
Document Freeze-Drying (state and local agencies only) $30.00 set-up
$20.00 per cubic foot, tax.