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Responding to a Public Records Request

Within five business days of receiving a request, as required by law, OMWBE will respond in one of the following ways:

  • Make the requested record(s) available;
  • Make a portion of the records available in installments;
  • Ask for clarification if the request is unclear;
  • Acknowledge the request and provide a reasonable estimate of time needed to respond; or
  • Deny the request.

Material Exempt from Public Disclosure

The Public Records Act provides certain types of records and information are exempt from public disclosure. Where exempt information can be deleted from a record (redacted), the record will be provided without the exempt information. Whenever the OMWBE withholds all or part of a record, we will identify the applicable exemption on a log and provide to the requester.