Open Records Request
What is the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA)
The Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870 to KRS 61.884), or KORA, provides access to public records that, by law, are not exempt from disclosure. For more information on the act, visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General Web site at https://ag.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx .
What are public records?
Public records are those materials prepared, owned, used, possessed, maintained or retained by state and local government agencies that must be open for public inspection unless the records are excluded by any of the 14 exemptions in the Kentucky Open Records Act. Public agencies are not required to compile information or to answer questions, but to provide only specific records responsive to a request. For more information on the 14 exemptions and other KORA information, visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General Web site at https://ag.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
Is there a cost for records?
After 25 pages, there is a charge of 10 cents per page. All cd’s are $3 per cd. Records will be released upon receipt of payment.
What is the timeframe for a response to my request?
State law requires a written response to an open records request be issued within five days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays). The five-day timeframe begins the day after receipt of the request. For more information, go to https://ag.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx and click on “Protecting Your Right to Know.”
How do I request a public record?
To request copies of or to inspect public records, you must make a written request to the Florence City Clerk. You may submit in person at the Florence Government Center, email, or fax to the City Clerk. Sign the request, print your name, and describe the records you wish to inspect or obtain copies. Please include your address and telephone number.
City of Florence, Kentucky
8100 Ewing Boulevard
Florence, KY 41042