In 2012, the Georgia General Assembly substantially revised the state's open meetings and open records laws.
About Open Records Requests
The updates were intended to address areas that were less than clear under former laws and to incorporate changes from legal rulings since the last revision.
The City of Dunwoody is dedicated to maintaining high levels of transparency and accessibility for all citizens. All open records requests made with the city will be responded to within three business days and at the lowest feasible cost to the requestor.
By law, the first fifteen minutes of search and retrieval time are free and after that point all charges are assessed at the hourly rate of the lowest paid person capable of doing the work. Most documents can be provided electronically; however, if hard copies are required there is a small materials cost associated. Below is a breakdown of common materials costs:
Paper copies: $0.10 per page
Certified Copies: $1.50 per copy
Certified Zoning Maps $30.00 per page
Requestors may indicate in their request the limit of what they are willing to pay before asking that a representative from the city contact them for confirmation.
Making a Request
The City of Dunwoody uses open records request software to receive and track requests from citizens. The system automatically generates a confirmation email once the request is received by the city and it will also provide requestors with an account for logging in and checking the status of their request as well as the response.