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1. Who receives a request?

1. Who receives a request?

The request should be addressed to the public agency in question, and it is the public agency's responsibility to respond to the request.

1. Who receives a request?

Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.236 generally assigns responsibility for responding to FOIA requests to the public body's FOIA coordinator:

1. Who receives a request?

The Act states that “written request[s] must be addressed to the open-records officer” that agencies are required to designate under the Act. If such a request is directed to some other agency employee, such employee “shall be directed to forward requests for records to the [agency’s] open records officer.” Section 703.

The Act sets forth how “open-records officers” are established and their responsibilities.

1. Who receives a request?

The custodian of records for the public body. R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-3(d).

1. Who receives a request?

This depends on the agency, but generally FOIA responsibilities are not assigned to specific offices. A "public body," however, must actually receive a FOIA request in order to trigger any legal obligation to make requested records available. Del. Op. Att'y Gen., No. 04-ib04 (Feb. 5, 2004).

1. Who receives a request?

The Data Practices Act requires that each agency designate an individual as the "responsible authority" in charge of requests for data. The responsible authority may identify one or more designees. § 13.02, subd. 16; § 13.03, subd. 2. As a practical matter, most requests will be dealt with by the employee whose function includes dealing with the public.

1. Who receives a request?

The act does not specify who is to receive the request. As a matter of practice, go to the person who has the documents you seek, unless the agency has a designee to receive requests.

1. Who receives a request?

The D.C. Act requires a "public body" to act on a FOIA request reasonably describing any public record. FOIA requests under the D.C. Act should be directed to the Freedom of Information Officer of the public body or agency that maintains the requested records or, if there is no FOIA Officer, to the head of the public body or agency that maintains the requested records.

1. Who receives a request?

Not specified. The public body's written procedures adopted pursuant to § 25-61-5(1) should state requirements for cost, time, place and method of access which must be "reasonable." They usually identify the person or office to whom a request must be made.

1. Who receives a request?

Informal request is directed to the “custodian of the record.” SDCL § 1-27-35. The formal written request is made to the “public record officer of the public entity involved.” SDCL § 1-27-37.