Arizona’s Public Records Law appears all-encompassing, but numerous separate statutes reduce its impact by deeming several records “confidential.” Generally, the records of certain professional groups, legal proceedings, law enforcement agencies and health facilities are classified as confidential. Several statutes are discussed topically, but there may be other statutes that are applicable to other records.
Moreover, the Public Records Law does not require the disclosure of public records or other matters pertaining to the “location of archaeological discoveries” or “places or objects that are included on or may qualify for inclusion on the Arizona register of historic places[,] . . . if the officer determines that the release of the information creates a reasonable risk of vandalism, theft or other damage” to these places or items. A.R.S. § 39-125.