Indiana FOIA procedures
Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in Indiana (Sunshine Review). To read the history and details of Indiana’s sunshine laws please see Indiana Access to Public Records Act
How to request public records in Indiana
A statement of purpose is not required, and no records requests can be rejected based on a lack of purpose statement. Limits to use can be established by the individuals departments but must certain around the use of information for commercial uses. Exempted from this commercial use clause are news publications, academic research, and non-profit organization activities. Further, lists of names and addresses and email addresses cannot be used for political or commercial purposes.
Who may request public records?
- See also: How much do public records cost?
The statute only permits fees to be charged for the cost of duplication.
- See also: Request response times by state
The Indiana statute allows for 7 days to process APRA requests.
- Indiana Code link to the Access to Public Records law
- Indiana code link to the Open Door Law
- Open Government Guide to Indiana
- Indiana Code, 5-14-3-1
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