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, to do legal research, or to answer questions submitted via the Public Information Act.
  • When submitting your request provide the requester's name, address, and phone number.
  • 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 or any written request may be submitted asking for police information or records. Please provide the information previously stated when making a request - give requesters name, address, and phone number, be specific about what information or records you are requesting 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

  • Charge Schedule for Copies: Summary of charges for copies of public information is on page 253 and 254 of the Public Information Act Handbook.

Additional Resources