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
(Includes all County departments and offices except the Judicial Branch of Government)
If you would like to submit a general open records request you will need to click on the link below, fill in the information, print out the form and send it, or hand deliver it, to:
Spalding County Annex
Attn: Commissioners Office
119 E. Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Or it can be faxed to: (770) 467-4227.
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