Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70, et seq., it is possible for certain public records maintained by the Department of Planning and Development to be made available to the public. The term "public record" shall mean all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, computer based or generated information, or similar material prepared and maintained or received in the course of the operation of a public office or agency. "Public record" shall also mean such items received or maintained by a private person or entity on behalf of a public office or agency which are not otherwise subject to protection from disclosure. The individual in control of such public record or records shall have a reasonable amount of time to determine whether or not the record or records requested are subject to access under the Open Records Act. In no event shall this time exceed three business days; however, where responsive records exist but are not available within three business days of the request, a written description of such records, together with a timetable for their inspection and copying, shall be provided within that period.
Open Records Requests will be processed by the Department of Planning and Community Development in conformance with state law. As such, reasonable charges will be collected for search, retrieval, and other direct administrative costs for complying with a request. Fees will be based upon the following:
If you wish to submit an Open Records Request relating to information managed by the Department of Planning and Community Development, please contact Cindy K. McBrayer at 770-886-2824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.