A public record is any recorded information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of its functions. They're prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency, regardless of physical form or characteristics.
We may keep records in handwriting, typewriting, print, photocopies, photographs, or electronic media. We may also use any other means of recording, including but not limited to:
See more about the types of public records.
State and federal laws may protect sensitive and confidential information found in a public record. This may include:
We screen every request and every record before disclosing it. This is to protect private information as allowed by law. Sometimes we will redact information from a record. When this happens, we include an explanation of the redaction as well as a legal citation.
See the laws and rules governing disclosure of public records.