Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
What is FOIA?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).
Records requests for the Freedom of Information Act have the following costs associated with them:
- Records/maps (8.5″ x 11″): First 50 pages are free, additional pages at $.15 each.
- Records/maps greater than (8.5″ x 14″) irregular size or color: Actual cost of processing
- Certified copy of documents: $3.00 each.
- Accident reports: $5.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
- Incident reports: $2.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
- Subpoena: $20.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages are $.15 each.
- Photo CD: $5.00 each.
- Color Photos: Color Photos will be the actual cost of processing.