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1. Who receives a request?

1. Who receives a request?

A request for a record should be presented to the custodian of the record or to the office in which the record is likely to be located.

1. Who receives a request?

Ohio law does not require that requesters direct their requests to any particular public agency, department, or employee. It is enough that the request go to the public office or official with custody of the records.

A request for court records is properly submitted to either the clerk or presiding judge since either one is a "person responsible" for the records. State ex rel. Highlander v. Rudduck, 103 Ohio St. 3d 370, 816 N.E.2d 213 (2004).

1. Who receives a request?

The request should be directed to the “custodian” of the records. Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-105(a)(2)(A). The term “custodian” is defined as “the person having administrative control of that record,” but it does not include “a person who holds public records solely for the purposes of storage, safekeeping, or data processing for others.” Id. § 25-19-103(1)(A) & (B) (added by Act 1653 of 2001). Under this definition, an agency’s chief administrator should be considered the custodian, since he or she has ultimate control over its records.

1. Who receives a request?

An applicant must make a written application to the "custodian." § 10-614. "Custodian" is defined in § 10-611(c) to mean the official custodian or any other authorized individual who has physical custody and control of a public record.

1. Who receives a request?

The public body must designate the person to receive the request. 51 O.S. §§ 24A.5.6., 24A.6.

1. Who receives a request?

The request should be directed to the public official or employee who has custody of the records. The request need not be to the head of an agency or to a supervisor.

1. Who receives a request?

Request must be made to custodian of the government entity that has the record desired. Custodian means "the governmental officer or employee who in the normal course of his or her duties has access to or control of public records." 950 CMR 32.03.  “Records custodians should use their superior knowledge” both “to assist the requester in obtaining the desired information” and “to ensure that the request is delivered to the appropriate party,” and therefore custodians should forward requests (or portions of requests) to the appropriate parties for a response.  Guide to the Mass.

1. Who receives a request?

All requests are first directed to the actual custodian of the records in question. Oregon's review procedures then vary slightly depending upon whether the records in question are held:

by a state public body,

by a county, city or local public body, or

by an elected official.

1. Who receives a request?

Requests should be made to any custodian or the "official custodian" of the record. Anyone who has possession, custody or control of a public record is a "custodian."

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: