Open Records Request

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All open records requests must be submitted to the Brookhaven City Clerk in writing. Please send an email with a completed Open Records Request Form or a letter detailing your request to Susan.Hiott@brookhavenga.gov.

The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. §50-18-70-77) requires that all city records, except those excluded by court order or by state law, be open for personal inspection to any citizen at a reasonable time and place. Also, Pursuant to Chapter 2, Section 2-3 of the City of Brookhaven Code of Ordinances, all requests made under the Georgia Open Records Act, with the exception of standardized routine requests of the City of Brookhaven Police Department and the City of Brookhaven Municipal Court shall be made to the City Clerk. Under O.C.G.A. §50-18-70, public records include all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, computer-based or generated information, or similar material prepared and maintained or received in the course in the city’s course of operation.

You will receive confirmation of your request within 72 hours after it is submitted.

Please note that there may be some cost associated with obtaining an Open Records Request.  These costs would relate to any copying and/or administrative costs incurred in fulfilling the request(s) to the extent permitted by Georgia law. Such costs may include copying charges of $.10 per page and administrative charges for search, retrieval and other direct administrative costs. Such administrative charges should not exceed the salary of the lowest paid full-time employee who, in the discretion of the custodian of the records, has the necessary skill and training to perform the request.

The requester is not charged for the first 15 minutes of time.

Mayor and Council's Resolution in Support of Transparency and Open Government - RES 2015-06-03

 

 

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