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Pursuant to RCW 38.52.070 and YMC Chapter 6.06, the City of Yakima proclaimed a state of emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the City of Yakima in Yakima, County, Washington, and established orders and measures to protect public health and safety. Due to increasing staff shortages, workload, and potential facility closures, and pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, additional time is necessary to clarify the intent of the request and/or gather and review records, to determine whether any of the information requested is exempt from disclosure, and to provide third parties with notice and the opportunity to seek a court order to prevent the release of record(s) in response to your request. At this time we anticipate 30 days to respond or provide an update to a request.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of the City Clerk and the Police Records Unit are temporarily closed to the public; and therefore, we are unable to conduct in-person PRA business at this time. To request City of Yakima (general records and police records), please utilize the City of Yakima 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, or sent via U.S. mail to Office of the City Clerk, 129 North Second Street, Yakima, WA. 98901. You may also reach the City Clerk's office by phone at 509-575-6037.

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?

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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.

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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.