Spalding County will respond to Open Records Requests as provided for by the Official Code of Georgia.
In accordance with the Georgia Statute, any copies would be provided at the cost provided for in O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(b). To that end, the costs of any copies would be on the basis of $.10 per regular page. Also, the requestor is responsible for the time expended beyond the initial fifteen (15) minutes to search for the documents, to retrieve the documents and to copy them or to supervise the requestor’s inspection of them, billable at the rate of the lowest salaried full time employee capable of performing this task in view of the custodian.
For other information on open government, you may want to review The Open Meetings and Open Records Act and the Office of the Attorney General’s Frequently Asked Questions on Open Government.
Open Records – General Requests
All Open Records Request, excluding those for Constitutional Officers and the Court System, should be sent directly to Kathy Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michelle Irizarry (email@example.com) in the Administrative Offices for recording and redirecting to the appropriate department for a response. If you would like to submit a general open records request you will need to click on the link below, fill in the form and print it out. Once printed the hard copy can hand deliver it to our office, located at the address indicated below or it can be faxed to (770)467-4227.
Please note that if you do not print the fillable form, the items that you fill in will not be captured and a blank form will be transmitted. Once the information is completed you can print the form to a pdf format to capture the data, then you can attach the pdf to an email and forward it to the Open Records Officers.
Spalding County Annex
Attn: Open Records Officer
119 E. Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Open Records Requests for Constitutional Officers can be made directly to the Constitutional Officer’s location and their designated Records Clerk will respond or they can be made through the Open Records Officer for the County and the information will be forwarded to the appropriate Department for response.
Open Records – Spalding County Judicial Branch
If your request involves a Superior Court, State Court or Magistrate Court action, procedure, hearing, finding or disposition these items fall under the Judicial Branch of government. According to the Constitution for the State of Georgia, Article VI, §1, Paragraph 1: Open Records Requests for the Judicial Branch should be made directly to the administrative office of that branch; therefore, you will need to click on the link below and send the completed form to:
Ms. Debbie Brooks
Spalding County Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 1046
Griffin, Georgia 30224