Open Records Request
The public has the right under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) to access public information maintained by local governments. Commonly requested records include ordinances, resolutions, minutes from open meetings, salaries of public officials, and budgets. KORA does recognize that some records contain information which is private in nature and are exceptions to the law. These include, but are not limited to, items such as personnel information of public employees, medical treatment records, records which are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the rules of evidence, notes and preliminary drafts, criminal investigation records, military discharge papers, and records related to security measures.
Please keep in mind you may be asked to submit your request in writing. Make sure your request is specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely. Most records will be produced within three business days from the time the request is received. If the request is denied, you will receive a written explanation for the delay or denial. Open records requests may not be used for the purpose of selling or offering for sale a property of service. The City reserves the right to ask for further information from applicants to ensure the request is not for those reasons.
- Download the Records Request Form.
- Please keep in mind that reasonable fees may be charged for access to records, copies of records, and staff time for processing your request. You may be required to show proof of identity in order to pick up requested records. Download the City Open Record Fee schedule. Additional fees may be assessed to the requester depending on needs to comply with the records request.
- Hillary Lawrence, City Clerk, serves as the city's Freedom of Information Officer. For any questions please contact her by email or by calling at 316-788-3132.
- For other questions the Kansas Open Records Act may be viewed online.
The City has records custodians who help with Open Records Requests. Please remember that any of these custodians may request you fill out an open records request form.