Open Records Requests

Maintaining Records

Public records and records retention management is handled by the City Clerk’s office. To ensure transparency, the Clerk’s office will organize, maintain, archive and delete records according to Georgia Law and the City’s records retention schedule. The Clerk’s office will properly maintain public records and handle any open records request.

Open Records Request Policy and Procedures

Georgia Open Records Act

Under the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. §50-14-1), all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. Under the Open Records Request, if exempted, the City must cite to the provision of Georgia law that exempts the record from being produced. For documenting and clarifying the scope and timing of a request, it is best practice to make the request in writing.

Submit an Open Records Request. For additional questions, you may email: [email protected]

Fulton County Records System Outage: Please be advised that certain public safety records may not be available due to software issues beyond the City's control. Once the software issue is resolved, records will be released. 

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