Open Records Request

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During the 2012 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly adopted significant revisions to the Georgia Open Meetings/Open Records Act. In order to meet several of the law’s requirements, the city has established two open records officers to serve as the custodians of all open record requests for the City of Decatur.

Request Forms
> Police Department Request Form [PDF]
> Motor Vehicle Accident Report Request Form [PDF]
Police requests are to be sent to Deputy Chief Scott Richards, 420 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. Contact via
> Motor Vehicle Accident Report Request [ONLINE]

> Non-Police Request Form [PDF]
All non-police requests are to be sent to City Manager Peggy Merriss, 509 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030.

Record Retrieval Fees
These record retrieval fees may be charged:

Fee Type        Fee 
Actual time of record preparation    Varies*
Actual time of copying Varies*
Copying $0.10 per page
Copy of accident report $5.00
CD/DVD copy of document data  $10.00
CD/DVD copy of audio or visual data  $10.00
Postage Standard USPS postal rate
* The requester is not charged for the first fifteen minutes of time. Charges for time are not to 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 fulfill the request.

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