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Helping Government Decipher FOIA Laws, Processes and their Management

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

OpenRecord is a FOIA
Resource and Tool Set

Providing access to public records is required by law yet can be cumbersome and difficult to manage.  Our team of government experts have compiled the MOST comprehensive collection of information pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and created easy to use templates and tools to manage the entire process.

Includes: FOIA, OPRA, GRAMA, FOIL and other FOIA Alternatives

Templates by the State

We have a template to be used by cities in every state.

California Senate Bill 272

The California Public Records Act Local Agency Inventory is a state mandate that requires all state agencies to create a catalog of enterprise systems.

Wyoming Sunshine Law Request Form

The Wyoming Sunshine Law allows anyone to request public records without a statement of purpose. There are no restrictions on the use of public records. Here is a template for requesting public information in Wyoming in compliance with the Sunshine Law.

West Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request Form

Under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, anyone can request public records without a statement of purpose. There are no restrictions on the use of records. Here is a template for requesting public information under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Vermont Public Records Law Request Form

Under the Vermond Public Records Law, any person can request public records without a statement of purpose. There are no restrictions on the use of records. Here is a template for requesting public records in Vermont in accordance to the Public Records Law.

South Dakota Sunshine Law Request Form

The South Dakota Sunshine Law permits any person to request public records without a statement of purpose nor restrictions on the use of those records. On this page is a template for requesting public information from South Dakota in compliance with the Sunshine Law.

Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act

Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA) allows any person to request public records with no statement of purpose. There is a restriction on commercial use of public records and the response time is 10 business days. Here is a template for requesting public records in Rhode Island in compliance with APRA.

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Recent FOIA News

OpenRecord keeps track of important news so you don't have to.

July 21, 2016

New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Whether Electronic Data Are Public Information

The NJ Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case which may transform the availability of public information

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August 9, 2016

Democratized Data: How Your Government Can Go Above and Beyond the Technological Mandates of the FOIA Improvement Act

The FOIA Improvement Act pushed agencies to improve their transparency but how can your government meet 21st century standards?

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July 6, 2016

President Obama Signs FOIA Improvement Act into Law - What the Changes Mean for You and FOIA Requests

In his last few months in office, President Obama goes back to one of his earliest promises - FOIA reform.

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June 20, 2016

Record Number of FOIA Lawsuits Filed in 2015

A record number of FOIA lawsuits were filed in 2015, reflecting a recent trend of increasing numbers of FOIA lawsuits.

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OpenRecord provides FOIA Management Tools to Reduce the Hassle of FOIA Requests

Use OpenRecord, powered by SeamlessDocs, to easily manage your collection and response to your public record requests.

Powerful Admin Tools built for Government

Easy to collect, Easy to manage

Easily search and sort through all of your records. You can set pre defined tags or create your own to keep track. Use the powerful messaging portal to notify any requestors.

Benefits of OpenRecord Tools

Check out some of the many features we have to make the process seamless.

Real Time Data

OpenRecord provides a portal that is easy to update and search giving the public and your staff real time access to data.

Messaging

Our easy to use tools allow your organization to easily share comments and files with messaging tools.

Access to Data

The OpenRecord Portal allows you to create a public portal website that is easy to search and provide systematic access to data.

Save Lots of Time

The OpenRecord tools reduce the time to respond to requests exponentially as well as avoid duplicate requests.

Trusted by Hundreds of Governments

From small cities in New Jersey to some of the largest cities in the country, SeamlessDocs is trusted to help digitize and automate existing government processes. We have built TONS of features WITH our customers and continue to add features almost every week.

"Excited to get this GRAMA portal up and running, it is going to make my job easier.  Thanks again for all of your help; you have definitely made our transition to going paperless easier than we thought it was going to be."

Cedar Hills

Utah

"Thanks for taking into consideration all of our feedback with the latest release.  We are super excited to be providing better digital services to our citizens!"

Asheville

North Carolina

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We can't wait to reduce the pain of FOIA and create a big win for your city.

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About the Team

Built by a team of ex Government Executives and Google Engineers. OpenRecord is created with love by the SeamlessDocs Team in NYC.

Dan Tangherlini

Dan was former Director of the US Treasury and Administrator of GSA. Before that he was Deputy Director of DC and ran DC Dept of Transportation and CFO of the DC Police. He only wished he had SD while he was there.

Jonathon Ende

Jonathon completed Code for America and was also honored by NextCity Vanguards, Urban.us, NYC Venture Fellows and the UK government for his work in changing government.

Dave Nicponski

Dave has an impressive career spending over 8 years at Google and then 2 years at Twitter before joining SeamlessDocs. He is excited about the engineering challenges of taking government into the cloud.

Chachi Camejo

Chachi ran a large digital agency in NYC before connecting with Jonathon and starting SeamlessDocs. He is passionate about combining design with engineering.

Marc Ende

Marc attended Boulder University Business School and immediately got into technology sales. He believes that sales is an old school approach and prefers to help customers find solutions.

Leonardo Zakour

Leo grew up a designer and became passionate about User Experience and Web Design but is even more passionate about making government beautiful!

Ron Bouganim

Ron is founder of the Govtech Fund, the first ever VC dedicated to Govtech, and one of valued SeamlessDocs investors, advisors and board members.

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