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Public-Records Requests

Our public-records policy

It is the policy of the executive branch of the State of Alabama to promptly

provide citizens with public records upon request, subject to their payment of

reasonable fees, to applicable laws protecting sensitive information, and to

the interest of the general public in having the business of government carried

on efficiently and without undue interference.


Submitting a public-records request

You may submit a public-records request by completing a

public-records request form and submitting as indicated on the form.


What to expect

We strive to respond as promptly as possible to all public-records requests we

receive consistent with the demands of our agency’s functions as

determined by state law.


The nature of your request will dictate how promptly we respond. If your

request very clearly identifies a specific, discrete document you are looking

for, we will respond more quickly than if your request requires substantial

staff time to process. A request will require substantial staff time to process if

it requires difficulty in identifying and retrieving documents or taking

measures to redact or otherwise withhold legally protected information.

In addition, we are permitted by state law to charge reasonable fees in

connection with processing public-records requests. We will notify you in

advance of the fees you likely will incur as a result of your request.



You may contact our agency’s public-records coordinator at

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