New Hampshire FOIA procedures

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Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in New Hampshire. To read the history and details of New Hampshire’s sunshine laws please see New Hampshire Right to Know Law

How to request public records in New Hampshire

Purpose and use

The only requirement for a statement of purpose is the release of statistical data sets for research that may contain personal information.[1] [2] Records released as statistical data sets can only be used for research and cannot be distributed to undeclared, non-research personnel.[3]

Exempted records may be released to other government agencies for use within only those agencies.

Who may request public records?

See also: List of who can make public record requests by state

New Hampshire's Right to Know Law indicates that all "citizens" have a right to access New Hampshire's records. However, the law does not elaborate on whether this includes only citizens of New Hampshire or citizens of the United States.[4]


See also: How much do public records cost?

New Hampshire law allows for fees that include the cost of duplication only.[4]

Response time

See also: Request response times by state

New Hampshire law allows for 5 days to respond to records requests. Extensions are available if the person making the request is notified in writing within 5 days of when the records will be available.[4]

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