What is a public record?

A public record is one that is required by law to be kept to serve as evidence of something written, said, or done by a public officer authorized to perform that function. It can be any paper, written or printed book, document, drawing, map, plan, photograph, microfilm, data processed or image processed document, information stored or maintained electronically or by sound-recording or in a similar device.

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1. What is OPRA? (Open Public Records Act)
2. What is a public record?
3. Who may file an OPRA request?
4. How is an OPRA request made?
5. Is there a cost or fee for filing an OPRA request?
6. When can I expect access to the record once I have submitted my OPRA request?
7. What are some helpful tips for filing an OPRA requests?