Open Records Request

Public Information Requests - (Open Records Requests)

Making a Request:

  • Requests for information to a governmental body need to be submitted in writing.
  • The request must ask for records or information already in existence.
  • Governmental agencies are not required to create new information, do legal research, or answer questions submitted via the Public Information Act.
  • When submitting your request, provide the name, address, and phone number of the requestor. 
  • Your request needs to be specific about the information needed: 
    • Date of Birth
    • Dates
    • Individuals Name
    • Location
    • Times

Request Form

This form is for your convenience. Written requests may be submitted on any form. Provide the information previously stated when making a request - include the name, address, and phone number of the requestor, be specific about what information or records you are requesting, and include dates, times, location, etc.

Response Time

Most government information is available to the public within 10 - business days. Some exceptions exist and the requestor will be informed if the information will not be provided within 10 business days. If an exception might apply and the governmental body wishes to withhold the information, the governmental body generally must, within 10  business days of receiving the open records request, refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether an exception applies.

Public Information Act Handbook

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