Cost of Records

You must respond to any written estimate of charges within 10 days of the date the governmental body sent it, or the request may be deemed withdrawn.

Estimated Costs
If estimated costs exceed $100 (or $50 if a governmental body has fewer than 16 full-time employees) the governmental body may require a bond, prepayment, or deposit.

Waiver or Reduction Requests
You may ask the governmental body to determine whether providing the information primarily benefits the general public which could result in a waiver or reduction of charges.

Timely & Overdue Payments
Make a timely payment for all mutually agreed charges. A governmental body can demand payment of overdue balances exceeding $100, or obtain a security deposit, before processing additional requests from you.