Guide to Open Records

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
  • Budgets

Step 1
Please be specific when requesting information so City staff can respond accurately and thoroughly.

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.

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.

Step 4
If you have any questions about your request, please contact the City Clerk/FOIA Officer.