Request a Record & Fees

How to Request a Record

Step 1:

Check with the records custodian or local Freedom of Information Officer to determine whether the information that you need is available. Please remember to be courteous and specific when requesting information so that the custodian will be able to serve you better.

Step 2:

You may be asked to submit your request for information in writing. The records custodian may have a prepared form for the purpose. Make sure your request is as specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely. The records custodian may ask detailed questions in order to fulfill your request accurately.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

If you have any questions about your request, contact your local Freedom of Information Officer.


The Kansas Open Records Act authorizes public agencies to charge fees for providing access to or furnishing copies of public records. This fee may be requested in advance and may include:
  • Cost of copying or reproducing the record
  • Cost of staff time required to make the information available