How long does the agency have to give me the records I requested?

Published 03/24/2008 08:32 AM   |    Updated 05/18/2009 02:56 PM

How long does the agency have to give me the records I requested?

There is no specific timeframe when the records have to be produced. However, the agency should produce the records in a reasonable time. What is reasonable may depend on factors such as how many records you requested, whether the records are old and stored off-site, and whether the records must be redacted to take out confidential information.


The public agency must respond to your request within 24 hours if you telephoned the agency or went to the agency to request the record. If you mailed, email, or faxed the request, the agency must respond within seven calendar days. The response could be an acknowledgment that the agency has received your request and how and when the agency intends to comply. If the agency knows some of the records you requested are exempt, the agency should tell you why the agency will deny the record.

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