Public Records

Conducting business in a transparent way

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is committed to public accountability and conducting business in a transparent way in compliance with the Washington State Public Records Act Chapter 42.56 RCWThe NWSA is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Under a port development authority, the ports manage the container, breakbulk, auto and some bulk terminals in Seattle and Tacoma. 

The Northwest Seaport Alliance records are available to the public by request, subject only to the exceptions contained in the Washington state Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW). The Northwest Seaport Alliance is committed to providing full assistance to those seeking access to Alliance records.

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Access to Port Public Records


    Make a Records Request

    Requests for The Northwest Seaport Alliance public records are processed through NextRequest online record system.

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance uses the system to efficiently fulfill records requests from initial request to full response. It allows requests to be tracked and ensures they will not get missed or overlooked. The online system will notify requesters throughout the request process, allows requesters to track the request online, and view and download records when they are available.

    The searchable library in NextRequest allows easy-to-find records that are already available to the public.

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    Records may also be requested

    Contact us at:

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance
    Public Records Office
    P.O. Box 2985
    Tacoma, WA 98401-2985


    Jessica Chavez, Records Specialist
    Phone: 253-428-8617

    Lisa Billak, Records Program Manager
    Phone: 253-888-4794

    Fax: 253-593-4588

    We will send an initial response to your request within five business days. Responsive records will be delivered by posting online unless another delivery method is requested.