Open Records FAQ

How long does it take to obtain the results from an Open Records Request?

The length of time varies between each request. Reports that are currently available will be provided within the 3 business day time frame. Other requests that require a custom report to be created may take longer.

How much does an open records request cost?

Cost is determined by the lowest hourly waged person completing the request, plus any materials provided with the request. (Paper, audio or video tapes). The first 15 minutes is free of charge.

Where do I pick up the information once the request has been completed?

The requested information can be picked up at our Central Records Unit, Monday through Friday 8am - 2:30pm.

What types of information are not provided through the Open Records Unit?

  • Criminal Background checks
  • Warrant information
  • Court documents
  • Jail status
  • Name or Identification of a rape victim
  • Driver's License and or vehicle registration information
  • Medical Records

What laws govern Open Records Requests?

Open Records Requests are governed by Georgia State Law, code sections 50-18-70 through 50-18-76:

50-18-70 - (a)As used in this article, the term 'public record' shall mean ..
50-18-71 - (a) In all cases where an interested member of the public has a right
50-18-71.1 - (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article
50-18-71.2 - Any agency receiving a request for public records shall
50-18-72 - (a) Public disclosure shall not be required for records that are:
50-18-73 - (a) The superior courts of this state shall have jurisdiction in law
50-18-74 - (a) Any person knowingly and willfully violating the provisions of
50-18-75 - Communications between the Office of Legislative Counsel
50-18-76 - No form, document, or other written matter which is

What is the contact information for the Open Records Requests?

Atlanta Police Department / Open Records
226 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta , Ga 30303
Office (404) 546-7448
Fax (404) 546-8200

What are the methods for submitting an Open Records Requests?

1. By Mail: 

Atlanta Police Department / Open Records
226 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta , Ga 30303

2. Using the Online form (shown below)

 If you send your request in by US MAIL, please include the following information:
1. Mailing address.
2. Phone number.
3. E-Mail address

Do not use this form if you are requesting a single report!
Call our Central Records Unit at 404-546-7461

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