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Effingham County Georgia Open Records Request


  2. Pursuant to the open records law, I would like to:

  3. (in order to reduce administrative and copying charges, please provide as detailed a description as possible of the records that you are requesting)

  4. Response time:

    Please choose whether you would like to review the documents/receive the copies within three business days of this request if the records are available. By selecting this option you agree that if the records cannot be produced within three business days, a timetable for their release will be provided to you. or You do not need the documents/access within three business days, but would like to review the documents/received the copies by (Specify date below)

  5. Please enter the date you wish to have this request completed.

  6. I understand that, pursuant to O.C.G.A.§ 50-18-71, I may be charged administrative and copying fees for the cost to search, retrieve, copy and supervise access to the requested documents. This fee represents the hourly rate of the lowest paid full-time employee with the necessary skill and training to respond to my request, with no charge for the first fifteen minutes that it takes to respond to the request. The charge for copies is generally $.10 per page unless otherwise provided by law. I agree to pay all copying and/or administrative costs incurred with fulfilling my open records request.

    § 50-18-71. Right of access; timing; fees; denial of requests; impact of electronic records (a) All public records shall be open for personal inspection and copying, except those which by order of a court of this state or by law are specifically exempted from disclosure. Records shall be maintained by agencies to the extent and in the manner required by Article 5 of this chapter. (b) (1) (A) Agencies shall produce for inspection all records responsive to a request within a reasonable amount of time not to exceed three business days of receipt of a request; provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall require agencies to produce records in response to a request if such records did not exist at the time of the request. In those instances where some, but not all, records are available within three business days, an agency shall make available within that period those records that can be located and produced. In any instance where records are unavailable within three business days of receipt of the request, and responsive records exist, the agency shall, within such time period, provide the requester with a description of such records and a timeline for when the records will be available for inspection or copying and provide the responsive records or access thereto as soon as practicable.

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