Frequently Asked Questions
1. When will my records be ready?
The Cabinet has three business days (excluding holidays and weekends) to respond in writing whether the records will be made available and a date in which they will be available.
2. Is every piece of information subject to open records law?
No, the following is exempt from public inspection
- Records of law enforcement agencies or agencies involved in administrative adjudication that were compiled in the process of detecting and investigating statutory or regulatory violations, if the disclosure of the information would harm the agency.
- Preliminary drafts, notes and correspondence with private individuals other than correspondence that is intended to give notice of final action of a public agency.
- Preliminary recommendations and preliminary memoranda in which opinions are expressed or policies are formulated or recommended.
- All public records or information the disclosure of which is otherwise prohibited by federal law or regulation, and public records or information the disclosure of which is prohibited or restricted or otherwise made confidential by an enactment of the General Assembly.