Thank you for your interest in submitting an Open Records Request. Once received, we will advise within three (3) business days if requested records are in our custody, and whether the records are subject to disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act (ORA) as amended in 2012 (O.C.G.A 50-18-70-75 et al). Unless requested records are exempt from production requirements of the ORA, inspection or copying of requested records is permitted. The Georgia Open Records Act does not require the creation of records, reports, summaries or compilations not already in existence at the time of the request.
If the estimated cost to respond is over $25, we will notify the requestor of the estimated amount within three business days of receiving the request, but retrieving documents is not required until the requestor agrees to pay the estimated cost. If the estimated cost is over $500, we will not begin retrieving documents until the requestor pays the estimated costs. Our charge for copies of letter/legal size documents, and actual cost for copies of other-sized documents will not exceed 10 cents per page. The labor rate for search, retrieval, redaction and production will be the hourly rate of the lowest-paid employee qualified to fulfill the request. There will be no charge for the first 15 minutes an employee works on a request.
To submit an Open Records Request, please email Public Relations Manager Pauline A. Andrea, Ph.D., at email@example.com. We look forward to serving you.