The Supreme Court of Alabama has implicitly held zoning records to be public records. See Riverchase Homeowners Protective Assoc. v. Hoover, 531 So. 2d 645 (Ala. 1988) (holding that the master development plan of a suburban mall was a public record).
Engineering reports submitted to the city department of planning and permitting (“DPP”) by a developer in connection with a subdivision application for a proposed residential development, and written comments on such reports made by the DPP, were not “government records” subject to disclosure under the UIPA prior to their acceptance by DPP. Nuuanu Valley Ass’n v. City & County of Honolulu, 119 Hawai‘i 90, 97-98, 194 P.3d 531, 538-39(2008).
No specific provision, but zoning records should be treated as a public record and should be produced to a requester absent an applicable exemption, if they otherwise fall within the definition of “public record.”
There are no exceptions for zoning records under NMSA 1978 § 14-2-1. In addition, the commissioner of public lands must provide copies of any records kept by the state land office when requested. NMSA 1978 § 19-1-21.
Records of local planning commissions and zoning boards are specifically public record. S.C. Code Ann. §§ 6-29-360(B) and 6-29-790. These entities are public bodies and their activities and records would be subject to the Act. S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-20(a).
Not addressed. However, individual cities and towns appear to provide information regarding zoning permits. For information on zoning in the City of Burlington, visit https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/PZ/Zoning.