The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act allows all citizens to have access to public records of the government. Public records include writings, recordings, films, electronic information and data kept by the government. This is a template form for requesting public information in Arkansas under the Freedom of Information Act.
Name of State Act:
Freedom of Information Act
State tax records, medical records, adoption records, education records, archaelogical/historical information, grand jury minutes, unpublished drafts of judicial opinions, undisclosed police investigations, information that causes unfair competition, identities of undercover law enforcement, computer security information, addresses of non-elected employees, license examinations, military service discharge information, records for security of public infrastructure
We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
Is email a public record?
All e-mail conducted on state government computers is owned by the state of Arkansas and is a public record.
What entities are covered under the FOIA?
All government entities and some private entities that receive public funding and intertwine with government agencies are covered under the FOIA.
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