Open Records Requests
For All Other Requests
The Georgia Open Records Act establishes the right to inspect and/or receive public records, excluding those records that are specifically exempted by court order or law. To inspect and/or receive records from any county office not listed, please complete the online form. Please specific and include date ranges, subjects, types of records, author, etc. This will assist us in responding to your request.
With the exception of records held by the specific departments listed herein, all Open Records Requests must be submitted to the Public Information Officer. Public Communications Manager Matthew Kent is the Open Records Officer. After receiving your request, via the online form, the Open Records Officer, her alternate, or a representative from the department holding the records will contact you within three (3) business days to provide a timeline for production of any responsive records. With exception to the specific departments and offices listed, any requests for records that are served upon any other officer or employee shall not be deemed filed until the requester has filed his or her request with the Open Records Officer or the Alternate Open Records Officer.
Responses & Fees
| Responses may include the cost to search, retrieve, copy, redact, and/or supervise inspection of the requested document(s). The cost represents the hourly rate of the lowest paid full-time employee who has the necessary skills and training to respond to your request. There is no charge for the first 15 minutes. The fee for letter or legal size copies is $0.10 per page. Other types of documents or electronic media are charged based upon the county’s expense to reproduce the record. Where fees for certain records are otherwise prescribed by law, such specific fees shall apply. Payment is required upon receipt of the records.
Records of Other Departments, Elected Officials & Offices
|Please contact the following individuals, offices, and agencies directly to request records:
Tax Commissioner’s Office
Property Appraisal Office
Board of Elections and Registration
Joint Water and Sewer Commission
Board of Equalization
Vital Records (birth certificates/death certificates)