Public Records Policy
Submitting a Public Records Request
Public records requests may be submitted by completing the form available here.
What to Expect
Public records requests will be responded to as promptly as possible and in accordance with the department’s functions as determined by state law. The public records coordinator will acknowledge requests within two business days.
The nature of records requests will dictate response times. A request which very clearly identifies a specific, discrete document to be provided will be responded to more quickly than one requiring substantial staff time to process. Characteristics of a request requiring additional processing time include ambiguity pertaining to the identification of documents needed to fulfill the petition for information, difficulty in retrieving pertinent documents, and/or extensive measures to redact or otherwise safeguard legally protected information.
In addition, state law provides for the charging of reasonable fees for the processing of public records requests. Fees for this department are $20 per hour of staff time required to meet the request. The requester will be notified in advance of the best estimate of charges that will likely be incurred to meet the request. The request will be fulfilled within the time frame specified in the chart below with preparation beginning once any required payment is received.
More information regarding fees and timelines can be found below.
Response Times and Fees
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