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Open Records Request

The public has the right under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) to access public information maintained by local governments. Commonly requested records include ordinances, resolutions, minutes from open meetings, salaries of public officials, and budgets. KORA does recognize that some records contain information which is private in nature and are exceptions to the law. These include, but are not limited to, items such as personnel information of public employees, medical treatment records, records which are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the rules of evidence, notes and preliminary drafts, criminal investigation records, military discharge papers, and records related to security measures.

Please be aware you may be asked to submit your request in writing. Make sure your request is specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely. 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. Open records requests may not be used for the purpose of selling or offering for sale a property or service. The City reserves the right to ask for further information from applicants to ensure the request is not for those reasons.

  • Download the Open Records Request Form to assist you in submitting your request.
  • Reasonable fees may be charged for access to records, copies of records, and staff time for processing your request. You may be required to show proof of identity in order to pick up requested records.
  • The City Clerk serves as the City’s Freedom of Information Officer. For any questions contact the City Clerk by email or by calling 620-326-2811.
  • For Fire Records please contact the Fire Department.
  • For Crime Reports, accident reports, and other police records please contact the Police Department.

For other helpful information visit the Open Government page of the Kansas Attorney General’s website.