Open Records Requests
As a government agency, Macon County understands that almost all our of actions are available for public review. We are dedicated to meeting all open records requests received in writing in a timely manner. Much of the information on this web site is provided to give easy access to public information.
An Open Records Request should be made directly to the custodian of the records that are sought.
Under the Georgia Open Records Act, all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. If a government agency or custodian of public records withholds a public document from production under an Open Records Request, they must cite to the provision of Georgia law that exempts the record from being produced.
A request to inspect or copy records may be made either orally or in writing. For purposes of documenting and clarifying the scope and timing of the request, it is a better practice to make the request in writing.
Open records requests should contain the following: requestor’s name, phone number, and return address; specific type of information being requested including names, dates, times, locations, and case numbers (if available). Also please reference the appropriate Georgia or Federal Public Information or Record Law under which you are applying.
Depending on the type of information requested, charges may be incurred. If this is the case, we will contact you prior to your request being processed. Also note that individuals and attorneys wishing to obtain information concerning a case in which an individual is awaiting trial may be required to contact the Macon County Clerk of Superior Court and file appropriate discovery motions.
For questions or additional information concerning open records call 478-472-7021.