The federal Freedom of Information Act is implemented in New Hampshire as the Right to Know Law. Under the Right to Know Law, any citizen can request New Hampshire public records without a statement of purpose (with some restrictions). Here is a template for requesting public records in compliance with the New Hampshire Right to Know Law.
Name of State Act:
Right to Know Law
Investigative files; parole and pardon board records; student records; and certain commercial/financial information
5 Business Days
Statement of purpose required for data sets that may contain personal information. Records released as statistical data sets can only be used for research and cannot be distributed to non-research personnel
We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
What is not available as a public record?
Records that are expressly NOT available for public access include:
- Grand and Petite Jury Records
- Parole and Pardon Records
- Personal School Records of Students
- Teacher Certification Records not including Teacher Certification Status
- Emergency Planning and Response Strategy Records, Records that contain confidential information including personal identification either alone or in correlation to school, medical, taxation, licensing, welfare, employment or library user information
- Materials that do not in some way have an official purpose
- Trade Secrets
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