Georgia

Your Government: Freedom of Information

Forms and Tool Kits

  • Sample Affidavit Relating to the Closure of an Open Meeting

    In general Georgia law requires that meetings by government be open to the public. A Georgia government body can only close a meeting to the public in a limited number of situations. This sample document is an affidavit, a sworn statement, to be signed by one or more of the people leading the meeting to explain (1) why the meeting was closed, and (2) what authority they had under Georgia law to close the meeting. It also contains provisions for the person to confirm that no additional business that the public would be entitled to witness was conducted during the closed session. Content Detail

  • Sample Georgia Open Records Request for Electronic Documents

    This document is a form for requesting electronic documents. If you are requesting printed documents, photographs, tape recordings, etc., please use the traditional document request letter. Also, keep a copy of the signed letter you send and any postal receipts, facsimile transmittal confirmation sheets, etc., in case they are needed as an exhibit in a legal action to enforce the Open Records Act. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia First Amendment Foundation
  • Sample Open Records Act Request Form for Georgia Government Information

    This document is a form for requesting traditional documents from state and local government agencies in Georgia. If you are requesting documents in electronic format, please use the electronic records request letter. Also, keep a copy of the signed letter you send and any postal receipts, facsimile transmittal confirmation sheets, etc., in case they are needed as an exhibit in a legal action to enforce the Open Records Act. Content Detail