Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) services are open to special purpose districts as a part of their membership with WASWD. Click here to search for information.

WASWD Member Districts enjoy quick access to legal and policy research as well as dependable, professional advice about a wide range of local government issues. Services include (but are not limited to) a help desk for inquiries and research about municipal law, budgets, finance, public administration, planning, growth management, public works, utilities and local government policies. There is also a vast store of news, publications, sample documents and reference material on the MRSC website at

MRSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to proactively supporting the success of local governments state-wide by providing collaborative consultation and immediate access to a vast research and knowledge base. The below services are offered to local government officials and staff in Washington State at no direct cost.
Research Tools
At, you can explore a wide variety of local government issues, obtain practical guidance through online publications (e.g., handbooks, reports), easily find information on court decisions and state statutes, and access an extensive collection of local government reference and example documents to see what others are doing and how they’re doing it.
Information Resources Search 
Timely Information
By signing up to their popular e-newsletters or following the MRSC Insight Blog you can stay informed about the most important emerging issues and featured practices for local governments in Washington.
Training Opportunities-MRSC Webinars   
MRSC webinars are a great way to get trained without leaving your desk. MRSC staff consultants team up with leading governance professionals to offer interactive discussions about various topics. Check their website regularly to review past webinars or sign up for upcoming training offerings.

For more about MRSC and their services, visit