Request a new record

The City of Yakima is committed to providing full access to public records in accordance with the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW Chapter 42.56). To request City of Yakima records, please utilize this online public records portal (RecordTrac). It is preferred that requests be made through the online portal. In the alternative, requests for records can be emailed to public.records@yakimawa.gov, sent via U.S. mail (or made in person) to Office of the City Clerk, 129 N. 2nd St., Yakima, WA 98901. You may also reach the City Clerk’s office by phone at 509-575-6037.

Our agency is required to respond promptly to your request. Within five business days after receiving a request, we must either: 1. Provide the record(s); 2. Provide a link to the record(s); 3. Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond; 4. Acknowledge your request and seek clarification to the greatest extent possible, and provide an estimate of time to respond if not clarified; or, 5. Deny the request in writing, with reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and granting of the remainder). We must tell you the specific exemption or other law we rely upon for the denial.

Use RecordTrac to request copies of specific documents, electronic information, and data in the City of Yakima's databases. Please note that your request and any responsive records are a public record.

What are you trying to find?

Select a Date Range for the Request (optional)

Select a department or document type

Contact Information

Making a Request for a Collision Report?

Traffic accident reports (since January 1, 2016) may now be obtained through an online service called Buycrash. BuyCrash.com was developed to help law enforcement agencies and insurance companies access traffic accident reports in a more efficient manner.

Visit BuyCrash.com

Collision Reports may also be requested through the Yakima Police Department or as on online public records request through RecordTrac.

If you are requesting records about yourself, you may choose to complete an affidavit that allows you to receive a complete, unredacted report.

If using RecordTrac to file your request, please download and complete the Supplemental Limited Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request Form, and email it to public.records@yakimawa.gov.

Please be sure to reference your request number.

If you are filing your records request directly with the Yakima Police Department, please provide a completed copy of the Driver Record Information Form with your request.

Supplemental Limited Vehicle/Driver Record
Information Request Form

Examples

All records for animal complaints from 8/1/17 to 11/1/17 for the address of 129 N 2nd St, Yakima.

Police report, case number 17Y098760.

Tips

  • Don't reveal personal information, like your social security number or home address.
  • Limit your request by a date range.
  • Provide the name of the record or take a guess.
  • If you don't know the name of the record, describe the information you believe is contained in it.