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1. Who receives a request?

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

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?

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?

Section 119.07(1)(a) states that “[e]very person who has custody of a public record shall permit the record to be inspected. . . .”  Thus, a request to inspect or copy public records should be made to the “custodian” of such records.

1. Who receives a request?

Each public governmental body is to provide a reasonable written policy, open to public inspection, regarding the release of information on any meeting, record or vote. Mo.Rev.Stat. §  610.028.2. When in doubt about a particular body's procedures, ask to review this written policy. Requests for access to public records should be directed to the custodian of those records. Each public governmental body is required by the Sunshine Law to appoint a custodian who is to be responsible for maintenance of that body's records. Mo.Rev.Stat. §  610.023.l.

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.

1. Who receives a request?

The request can be made to any custodian of the records desired. It is often useful, however, to direct the request to the head of the agency having custody of the records.