Does the City charge for public records?
Those seeking public records will be charged for the costs of making copies, not labor. The requester may choose whether to have the record duplicated upon paper, upon the same medium in which the public record is kept, or upon any other medium on which the office determines that the record can reasonably be duplicated as an integral part of the office’s normal operations. The charge for paper copies is $0.10 per page. If the requester specifically request information on another medium, an additional $3 per CD/DVD or $5 per thumb drive, will be added to the cost. An invoice is available upon request. Note: Effective March 1, 2016, these charges will be applied to all public record requests.

A requester may be required to pay in advance for costs involved in providing the copy. If a requester asks that documents be mailed, they may be charged the actual cost of the postage and mailing supplies. Other than the reproduction costs, there is no charge for documents emailed. The City of Dayton reserves the right to collect outstanding costs accumulated from previous request(s) before providing responses to new public record requests from the same requester.

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1. What is a public record?
2. How do I make a public records request?
3. How fast can I expect records to be processed?
4. Can the City deny a request?
5. Does the City charge for public records?