The Kentucky Open Records Act allows all citizens to access public information upon their request. This law allows transparency between the government and the people of Kentucky. This is a template form to request public information under the Open Records Act in Kentucky.
Name of State Act:
Open Records Act
Personal information disclosed for privacy reasons, certain law enforcement records, certain real estate documents
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We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
What records are available at the State Archives?
The State Archives is the repository for the public records of Kentucky, or those created by state and local government agencies. We maintain over 100,000 cubic feet of original paper records and over 65,000 rolls of microfilm. These records include deed books, marriage records, will books, circuit and appellate court case files, census and military records, and records from many state agencies, including the Governor’s Office. All of the records in the State Archives have a permanent retention, which means that they will never be destroyed. The Archives Center is a secure and environmentally controlled area.
What do I do about a refusal to my request for a record?
You may write the Attorney General requesting an opinion that the agency has violated the law or you may file a lawsuit in circuit court against the public agency. The appeal to the Attorney General is less expensive and may produce a quicker result than litigation. If you receive an adverse opinion from the Attorney General you may still go to to circuit court by filing an appeal within 30 days after the Attorney General renders his opinion.
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