Charging Fees for Open Records Requests

Charging for Requests [O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72 (c)(1)]

  • If the fee incurred for copying records is less than $25, the records will be provided at no charge
  • If the fee incurred for copying records is greater than $25, upon receipt of verbal or written consent to pay said fee,
  • records will be mailed with a copy of the original invoice.
  • If the fee incurred for copying records is greater than $500, prepayment will be required prior to records being gathered
  • and mailed.
  • A reasonable charge may also be imposed for the staff time involved in search, retrieval, redaction and
  • production or copying.

Following is a summary of DPS record fees:

$0.10 Per Page (letter or legal size document)

$0.75 Per 60 minute Videotape

$0.90 Per 90 minute Videotape

$1.39 Per 120 minute Videotape

$0.50 Per 60 minute Audio Cassette

$0.67 Per 90 minute Audio Cassette

$0.22 Per CD

$0.30 Per DVD

$0.06 Per Photograph (4x6)

$0.22 Per Photograph (8x10)

 

If you have questions, contact the DPS Open Records Unit at 404-624-7591.