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1. Who receives a request?

1. Who receives a request?

The custodian of the document.

1. Who receives a request?

Requests for the right of personal inspection should be addressed to the official and/or designee of the official in charge of the records.  If the request is not submitted to the office that is the records custodian, in a latter lawsuit to obtain the records, a court will not have jurisdiction to hear the case State v. Odom, 2007 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 305 (Tenn. Crim. App. April 13, 2007).

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.

1. Who receives a request?

Requests should be made to persons with custody of the desired record(s). If the custodian is unknown, the request should be directed to the director of the agency or head of public body.

1. Who receives a request?

The written request should be made to the officer for public information, § 552.301(c), defined in § 552.201 as the "chief administrative officer of a governmental body." Also, each elected county officer is the officer for public information created or received by that county officer's office. § 552.201(b).

1. Who receives a request?

Requests should be directed to the agency possessing the desired records.

1. Who receives a request?

Requests should be directed during office hours to the officer, employee, or agent of the governmental entity having legal custody of the records. N.R.S. 239.010.

1. Who receives a request?

A government entity may make rules designating where and to whom a record request shall be directed. See Utah Code Ann. § 63G-2-204(2)(d).

1. Who receives a request?

Often, the individual seeking access to public records will already know the specific record or document sought. Idaho’s Public Records Act does not require local agencies to specifically detail the types of records maintained by the agencies. However, the act requires every state agency to adopt guidelines that identify the general subject matter of all public records kept or maintained by the agency and to further identify the custodian and physical location of such documents. Idaho Code § 9-347.

1. Who receives a request?

The Statute is intended, and has been implemented, to minimize the need for formal procedures. Requests for records should be in writing and directed to an official of the public agency or public body from which the records are sought. RSA 91-A:4, IV; RSA 91-A:7.