Online Open Records RequestJESSAMINE COUNTY OPEN RECORDS POLICY
PURPOSE: Public policy requires “free and open examination of public records.” KRS 61.871. Accordingly, the Agency must respond effectively and efficiently to records requests in a consistent and coordinated manner. Therefore, this Open Records Policy (“Policy”) sets forth the standards for all Agency employees when a records request is received and ensures compliance with all applicable open records laws.
APPLICABILITY: This Policy supersedes any relevant policy that previously existed. All employees shall read this policy and complete the Policy Acknowledge Form to indicate that they have read, understand, and will comply with this Policy.
POLICY: The Agency shall designate an employee as its Records Custodian. The Records Custodian shall review the Kentucky Open Records Act, 200 KAR 1:020, and “The Kentucky Open Records & Open Meetings Acts: A guide for the public and public agencies” published by the Office of the Attorney General. The Records Custodian shall ensure compliance with the Kentucky Open Records Act, 200 KAR 1:020, this Policy, and all relevant requests.
TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE REQUEST
TO DOWNLOAD AN EDITABLE VERSION OF THE REQUEST
COMPLETED REQUESTS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE EMAIL LISTED ABOVE
RECORD PRODUCTION AND FEES
When responsive records are to be transmitted electronically to the requester, there is no charge to the requester. However, if the responsive material is more than 8 megabytes (“MB”), the documents will automatically be produced via compact disc (“CD”) and mailed to the requester. Prior to mailing, the Records Custodian shall provide an invoice to the requester for the production and postage. The fee for each CD is $0.69 which is the actual cost of each blank CD based upon the total cost of all CDs in the package. A CD containing responsive records will be mailed upon receipt of payment.
When responsive records are to be mailed to the requester, the Records Custodian shall first provide an invoice to the requester for the production and postage. Printing costs are $0.10 per page, and additional fees shall be justified on any invoice. Copies of photographs, maps, and other such records shall be furnished to any person requesting them on payment of a fee equal to the Agency’s actual cost to produce the copies. Estimated costs shall be communicated to the requestor before costs are incurred. After the invoice is paid, the Records Custodian shall produce the responsive records to the requester.
If the requester wishes to personally inspect responsive records at the Agency’s headquarters, or the location where the records are maintained, the Records Custodian shall facilitate with the requester the scheduling of a convenient time and place for inspection between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Records Custodian, or an employee of the Agency, shall be present and personally monitor the inspection.