Information to Be Released
Withheld Information Due to an Exception
- You may review it promptly, and if it cannot be produced within 10 working days the public information officer will notify you in writing of the reasonable date and time when it will be available.
- Keep all appointments to inspect records and to pick up copies. Failure to keep appointments may result in losing the opportunity to inspect the information at the time requested.
- You may ask the governmental body to determine whether providing the information primarily benefits the general public, resulting in a waiver or reduction of charges.
Information that may be withheld due to an exception:
- By the 10th business day after a governmental body receives your written request, a governmental body must:
- Request an attorney general opinion and state which exceptions apply;
- Notify the requestor of the referral to the attorney general; and
- Notify third parties if the request involves their proprietary information.
- Failure to request an attorney general opinion and notify the requestor within 10 business days will result in a presumption that the information is open unless there is a compelling reason to withhold it.
- Requestors may send a letter to the attorney general arguing for release, and may review arguments made by the governmental body. If the arguments disclose the requested information, the requestor may obtain a redacted copy.
- The attorney general must issue a decision no later than the 45th working day from the day after the attorney general received the request for a decision. The attorney general may request an additional 10 working day extension.