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How to Request Records

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Most records maintained by public entities are open for inspection and/or copying by individuals. Commonly requested records include: Ordinances, Resolutions, Minutes from Open Meetings, Salaries of Public Officials, and Budgets.


Step 1

Check with the City Clerk, who is the City's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, to determine whether the requested information is available. Please be specific when requesting information so City staff can respond accurately and thoroughly.

ExemptionsFee ScheduleRecords Custodians​​

Step 2

Please submit requests in writing, as required by State of Kansas law. You may use the Open Records Request Form available or your preferred form, such as a letter or email. Please make sure your request is as specific as possible so that the response is accurate and thorough. City staff may ask questions to gain a better understanding of the request.

Submit Open Records Request Form Online

Step 3

Most records will be produced within a maximum of three business days from the time the request is received. If the request is delayed or denied, a written explanation will be provided.

Certification for Access to Lists Records Inspection & Copy Delay Notice Records Inspection & Copy Request Denial

Step 4

If you have any questions about your request, please contact the City Clerk/FOIA Officer at:

P: (316) 268-4529
Email City Clerk​

City Clerk's Office
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​