Georgia Open Records Act Request Form

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Open Records Act Form


Any citizen of Georgia can request public records under the Georgia Open Records Act without a statement of purpose. Agencies have three days to deny or comply with a request, and multiple exemptions apply. There is no restriction on how records can be used. This is a template form for requesting public records in Georgia in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act.

Name of State Act:

Open Records Act

  • Exemptions:

    Investigations, some real estate documents, attorney-client privilege documents, names of handgun carriers

  • Response Time:

    3 Business Days

  • Restrictions


Frequently Asked Questions about

Georgia Open Records Act Request Form

We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

How Do I Make an Open Records Request?

An Open Records Request should be made directly to the government agency’s custodian of the records.

Under the Georgia Open Records Act, all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law.  If a government agency or custodian of public records withholds a public document from production under an Open Records Request, they must cite to the specific statutory provision of Georgia law that exempts the record from being produced.

A request to inspect or copy records may be made either orally or in writing. For purposes of documenting and clarifying the scope and timing of the request, it is a better practice to make the request in writing.

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