Requesting Records & Information
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the Federal law that provides access to public records, except for those protected from disclosure under the Act. To request records, you must put your request in writing and submit it to the FOIA Coordinator, who is the Township Clerk. The Township Clerk has five (5) business days to respond if the request is submitted in person or through the mail and six (6) business days to respond if the request is submitted electronically (not counting the day the request is received).
If necessary, a ten (10) day extension may be exercised which allows additional days to search for the requested information.
Charges may include the hourly wage, or a portion thereof, of the lowest paid employee capable of performing the search, the costs of copying as well as postage. The charges are $0.10 per sheet of paper. If research and copy costs exceed $50, the requesting party will be contacted and a good faith deposit of no more than 50% of the final cost will be required.