General Open Records Requests

Choose this form for things such as: contracts, personnel files, building permits, certificates of occupancy, code violations (zoning, building, fire), inspection reports, site plans/surveys/plats, non-Police Department records (Administration, Environmental/Public Works, Finance or Parks & Recreation).

For questions concerning any other general open records requests, please contact the City Clerk at [email protected].

Police Open Records Requests

Choose this form for things such as: accident reports, incident reports.

For questions concerning any other police open records request, please contact the Communications Director at [email protected].

Legal Acknowledgement

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71 et seq., I am formally requesting to inspect these specific public records. Please describe in specific detail the records you are requesting, specific key words, and/or date ranges will help in the document retri process: I agree to pay any copying and/or administrative costs incurred in fulfilling my request to the extent permitted by Georgia law. Such costs may include copying charges of $.10 per page and administrative charges for search, retri and other direct administrative costs. Administrative charges shall not exceed the salary of the lowest paid full-time employee who, in the discretion of the custodian of the records, has the necessary skill and training to perform the request. The city is authorized and may charge for records even if not picked up [§50-18-71(c) (3)].If estimated cost of producing records is over $500, the city will require prepayment before the search, retri, review, or production of records [§50-18-71 (d)].If costs not paid to the city for prior Open Records Requests, the city may require prepayment for all new requests, regardless of amount, until the previous charges are paid [§50-18-71 (d)].By filing this application electronically through the use of an electronic signature, I hereby certify that the information provided above is true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I furthermore acknowledge and agree that the below electronic signature of the requestor carries the same legal weight as a signed document.

City of Dallas
Open Records Requests

Under the Georgia Open Records Act, all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. Please be advised that certain records are not releasable under Open Records due to cases being Active/Pending Investigation/Pending Prosecution or incidents with juveniles involved.

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