The Mississippi Public Records Act allows all citizens the right to public records at their request. Records can be any book, record, paper, account, letter, map, photograph, film, card, recording or documentary material. This is a template form for requesting public information in Mississippi in alliance with the Mississippi Public Records Act.
Name of State Act:
Public Records Act
Personnel matters, employment applications, individual tax records, academic examination questions, information about sale/purchase of public property, attorney work
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What is a public record?
A public record shall mean any book, record, paper, account, letter, map, photograph, film, card, tape, recording or reproduction thereof, and any other documentary material, regardless of physical form or characteristic, having been used, being in use or prepared, possessed or retained for use in the conduct, transaction or performance of any business, transaction work, duty or function of the Office, or required to be maintained by the Attorney General.
How available are the records?
Access to all non-exempt records of the Office that have been properly requested, deemed subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, and for which applicable cost payment has been made will be allowed at a scheduled time during regular business hours (8:00 to 5:00 on working days). These records will be made available for inspection and/or copying. If any public record which is held to be exempt from disclosure, as designated below, contains material which is not exempt, the Office shall separate the exempt material and make the non-exempt material available for examination and/or copying. The Attorney General or his designee has the authority to specify the mode, manner, time and place of access.
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