What is a Public Records Request?

A public records request is a request to either inspect, and/or copy, public records. There is no requirement that the request be made in person or in writing, or be in any particular form. The person making the request is not required to identify himself/herself, or to provide information about the reason for the request or how the records will be used. 

The request must be clear enough to enable the Town to conduct a meaningful search. The Town may ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner. The State acknowledges that access to information is a fundamental and necessary right of every citizen.

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1. What is a Public Record?
2. What is a Public Records Request?
3. Are Public Records available online?
4. Where can I request a Public Record?
5. What happens to my request?