Right to Know
The Mission of the Office of Open Records is to enforce the state’s Right-to-Know Law and to serve as a resource for citizens, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of their government. As part of that mission, the Office of Open Records has established a short “Citizens’ Guide” that will provide a basic overview of the Right-to-Know Law.
Agencies are reminded to ensure that citizens are provided access to records to which they are entitled. Equally important, the Office of Open Records reminds citizens to use good judgment in seeking records from the public body and not use this law to harass or overburden a public body from performing its other functions. The Office of Open Records reminds both citizens and agencies that when the law takes effect in January, the process initially may not be seamless. The Office of Open Records encourages patience and a spirit of cooperation among all parties.
For further information contact: Dr. Christine Oldham, District Open Records Officer