Requesting a Ruling
How to properly request a ruling from the Open Records Division
The best way for a governmental body to respond to a request for information is to promptly release the requested information. However, not every case is so straightforward. When confidential information is requested, or when a governmental body needs to protect its interests, a governmental body may need to seek to withhold certain information.
In any case, a governmental body must respond promptly to every request received. Generally, within ten business days, a governmental body must either:
A governmental body must seek a ruling from the Open Records Division before it can redact information from requested documents
Rights and responsibilities of the governmental body and of the requestor