Attorney General - Memorandum on Open Records Act

The Attorney General has issued a memorandum regarding the application of the Open Records Act.

This memo has implications for each of us within the University System regarding our timely response to Open Records requests.

According to the Attorney General: "The Open Records Act requires that records be made available for inspection within three business days of the receipt of a request. A recent Georgia Supreme Court decision in Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County makes clear that the three day period begins to run from receipt of the request by the agency. That means the receipt of the request by any person in the agency authorized to receive mail or other similar communications begins the three day period."