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Request for Public Records

  1. Requests can be made for the inspection or copies of records maintained by the administrative offices of the City of Columbus. All requests will be processed as soon as practicable. The requester will be notified upon approval or denial of the request within ten working days. If the request is denied, either in whole or in part, the requester will be notified in writing, the reasons for the denial of the written request. If the requester has incurred a cost, the fees must be paid before the records will be released. Prepayment may be required depending on the size of the request.

  2. Please provide a detailed description of the public records you wish to receive. In order to expedite the search for the records, please be as specific as possible.

  3. How Would You like to Obtain the Records?

    Please note that the requester will be required to pay a fee for hard copies. There is no fee to send records that exist electronically via Email.

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