Open Records Request

How do I obtain public records?
The City of Kingsland is committed to conducting city business in a manner that complies with all legal requirements, fosters citizen confidence in city government, and promotes efficient and effective governmental operations.  The city recognizes the importance of communicating information to citizens and other interested parties and will cooperate in supplying requested information which is considered a matter of public record.

Georgia Open Records Act
The Georgia Open Records Act establishes the right to inspect and/or receive public records, excluding those records that are specifically exempted by court order or law.  To inspect and/or receive records, please complete the online form below to submit an open records request.  Please be as specific as possible.

After receiving your request, the City of Kingsland will notify you within three (3) business days if there are records responsive to your request and if the records requested are subject to release.  The response will be provided in written format and will be sent via email when possible.

Responses & Fees
Responses shall include the cost to search, retrieve, copy, redact, and/or supervise inspection of the requested document(s).  The cost represents the hourly rate of the lowest paid full-time employee who has the necessary skills and training to respond to your request.  There is no charge for the first 15 minutes.  The fee for letter or legal size copies is $0.10 per page.  Other types of documents or electronic media are charged based upon the City’s expense to reproduce the record.  Where fees for certain records are otherwise prescribed by law, such specific fees shall apply. 
Payment is required upon receipt of the records. 

Some records are not readily accessible.  In these instances, a timeline will be provided as to when the records will be available.

Upon submission of your request, a confirmation receipt will be sent to the email address provided in the request.  If you do not receive a confirmation, please resubmit your request or contact us.

Should you have further questions please contact Linda O'Shaughnessy.  Open Records Officer for the City of Kingsland, via email or by telephone at 912-729-5613.

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Click here for the Open Records Policy