In what form can I expect the records to be in response to my FOAA request?
  • A person may inspect or copy any public record in during reasonable office hours.
  • The City is not required to prepare reports, summaries, or compilations not in existence on the date of your request.
  • If the public record is electronically stored, the City must provide the public record either as a printed document or in the medium in which the record is stored, except that the City is not required to provide access to an electronically stored public record as a computer file if the City does not have the ability to separate or prevent the disclosure of confidential information contained in or associated with that file.
  • The City shall mail the copy (copies) upon request.
  • The City can schedule the time for your inspection, conversion, and copying of the records during regular City business hours, and at a time that will not delay or inconvenience the regular activities of the City.

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1. What is the Maine Freedom of Access Act?
2. What is a public record?
3. What is a FOAA request?
4. Does the FOAA request have to be in writing?
5. What should my FOAA request say or include?
6. Who should I send my FOAA request to within the City?
7. Does the City have to acknowledge receipt of my request?
8. Is the City authorized to ask me for clarification concerning my request?
9. Does an City have to estimate how long it will take to respond to my request?
10. In what form can I expect the records to be in response to my FOAA request?
11. Can I be charged for the FOAA Request?
12. Is the City subject to penalties for failure to comply with the Freedom of Access Act?