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 RCW. The 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.
Public Meeting 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.
Records may also be requested by contacting us at:
The Northwest Seaport Alliance
Public Records Office
P.O. Box 2985
Tacoma, WA 98401-2985
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.
Who to Contact
Note: The Northwest Seaport Alliance is not authorized to provide public records consisting of individuals for a commercial use (Chapter 42.56.070(9) RCW).
By policy, and as allowed by law, The Northwest Seaport Alliance does not maintain an index of records as it would be unduly burdensome given the wide range of NWSA activities, limited staff availability and excessive amount of time it would take to develop and maintain such an index.