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FAQ Topic: Freedom of Information Act FAQs

Will I be charged for making a FOIA request?

Digital copies provided via email are free. After the first 50 pages of black and white printed copies, a fee of $0.15 per page will be charged. Color copies, as well as media such as CDs, DVDs, and flash drives also have fees associated with them. If you prefer to view the requested document rather … Continued

How long do you have to respond to my request?

The City must respond to a FOIA request within five business days unless: The City extends the time for a response by an additional five business days for a reason allowed by FOIA The City and requestor agree to an extension in writing It is a commercial request or the request is otherwise subject to … Continued

How do I make a FOIA request?

Anyone wishing to view or obtain copies of City records should submit a written request to the City Clerk’s Office either in person, by mail, fax, or email. (submit a foia form link?)

What is the purpose of FOIA?

FOIA is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The purpose behind FOIA is to provide transparency as the public has a right to know what the government is doing. FOIA statute states that any person can ask a public body can request a copy of its … Continued

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