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How to Request a Confidential Records Search

  1. Complete new CHRIS Access and Use Agreement (PDF)
  2. Provide completed Confidential Request form (PDF). For those areas the NWIC maintains in paper format, provide a copy of relevant portions(s) of a USGS 7.5’ topographic quad at original scale, with the project area and search area clearly marked (if email is used the map must be a PDF file.)
  3. For those areas the NWIC maintains electronically, provide shape files for the same two areas.
  4. Mail or email all the above to the NWIC

Delivery Time:

  • Regular Response Delivery time varies. Call the NWIC for an approximate timeframe.
  • Rapid Response Delivery time is usually 7 calendar days from date of receipt. This timeframe may also vary depending upon the size of your requested search area or the number of Rapid Response requests received prior to your submittal.

Applicable Fees:

On July 28, 2017, the State Historical Resources Commission approved the new CHRIS IC Fee Structure, which combines and replaces the previous CHRIS Service Fee Schedule and CHRIS IC Electronic Fee Structure, and removes the PDF flat fee and Emergency Response surcharge.