Public Information and Records Request
About This Service
The State of Arizona has a responsibility to make information easily available to the public. It is our intention to respond in a timely manner to all legally permitted requests for information. To ensure consistency in our handling of public records requests, the State of Arizona has enabled easy processes for its citizens to easily put in requests for public information.
Before making a request, first look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available. You can find a lot of useful information on a range of topics on the agency's website.
If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a Public Information and Records Request. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. Most agencies now accept Public and Information Records Request electronically, including by web form, e-mail or fax.
What can I ask?
A request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records (for example, printed or electronic form). This does not require agencies to create new records or to conduct research, analyze data, or answer questions when responding to requests.
How long will it take before I get a response?
We typically process requests in the order of receipt. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and any backlog of requests already pending at the agency. A simple request can be processed faster by the agency than one that is complex. Simple requests are typically more targeted and seek fewer pages of records. Complex requests typically seek a high volume of material or require additional steps to process, such as the need to search for records in multiple locations. The agency is available to assist you with any questions about the status of your request or any steps you can take to receive a quicker response. Please see the contact us page to reach out.
Public Records Law
Consistent with public records law, including A.R.S. §§ 39-121 through 39-161 and 41-151 through 41-151.24, the State of Arizona strives to provide current, accurate, and timely information to the public and the press.
For Commercial Requests:
If you are submitting a request for a commercial purpose, you must disclose this pursuant to A.R.S. 39-121.03. Please note that a commercial usage fee may apply. Commercial requests should include a fee schedule outlining the "value of the reproduction [of the record] on the commercial market" (A.R.S. 39-121.03(A)).
Requirements of the Customer
In order to make a public records request, we ask that you first read all the information above. Once you have done so, and you still wish to make a public records request, please visit the agency's Public Information and Records Request page. Fill out the form in full and provide all the required details.
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