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Public Records Request

  1. City Of Ocean Springs Public Records Request

    Request to inspect, copy or reproduce public records

  2. Manner of Compliance ***
  3. Manner of Delivery Desired*
  4. Terms and Agreements

    Free public access to Mississippi Code of 1972 Unannotated, Title 25, Chapter 61 (Public Access to Public Records)

    I have read and understand the published statements entitled "Policy and Procedure - Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983" and I further understand that the actual cost of compliance with my request, if granted, shall be borne by me, including mailing costs if applicable. I also understand that:

    Any request shall be clear and concise and shall be directed toward only one subject matter.

    Actual costs of compliance with my request, if granted, shall be paid by me in advance of the receipt of any information.

    Acknowledgment of cost – By signing below, I understand a fee may be charged to cover the direct costs of search, review, and reproduction. I understand such costs must be paid prior to the production of the public record(s). I understand the costs for searching, reviewing, and reproducing the records may exceed initial estimates and I agree to pay additional costs if they exceed the original estimate. Should the request require extensive research or copies, the requestor agrees to allow additional time for processing the requested documentation to be mutually agreed upon by the parties.

    Important: Theft or alteration of state records is a crime punishable by law, Miss. Code Ann 25-59-23 (1972).

  5. Rates:
    • Copy rate/per  BW page - $0.25 - Copy rate per Color page - $0.50 -- Standard Letter or Legal Size
    • Postage – Current Rate
    • Search, Review, Reproduction (per hour/per staff member) - $20
    • Email files under 25MB - No charge
    • USB Flash Drive (Up to 1 GB)/CD - $10 each
    • A $1.00 charge will be added per Ordinance 2022-17 following Section 25-60-5 MS Code requirements.
    • Inspect in person - $10 plus staff hourly rate in 15-minute increments.
    • Email Searches will be charged at AGJ set rate - $150/hour M-F 8-5 or $175/hour Weekend and after hours.
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