Pursuant to §36-12-40, Code of Alabama, 1975, “Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.” This makes public records available to Alabama citizens, subject to exceptions specified by law. These exceptions generally prevent the disclosure of privileged or otherwise protected information and communications, including that which could potentially compromise the security of state facilities, systems or software. (https://www.sos.alabama.gov/public-records-request)
Ordinance Number 3179 established a public record policy for the City of Vestavia Hills. Please review this Ordinance carefully to ascertain what is available as a public record and the cost, if any, of obtaining that record. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at email@example.com. Please be specific and as detailed as possible to identify the records you are requesting including, but not limited to, date, time, department and reason for each request. This information is vital in processing your request.
Submitting a Request: Those wishing to obtain copies of public records must complete a Public Record Request Form available online at https://vestaviahillsal.portal.opengov.com/categories/1085/record-types/6495.
Questions: If you have any questions, contact Vestavia Hills City Clerk Rebecca Leavings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be specific and as detailed as possible in your inquiry including, but not limited to, date, time, department and reason for each request. This information is vital in processing your request.
NOTICE TO NEWS MEDIA: Media representatives, including those with a deadline, should contact City Clerk Rebecca Leavings at email@example.com or call 205.978.0131 for assistance. Accommodation of a deadline schedule will be attempted to the extent that current workload will permit. Fees and requirements for public records related to a media inquiry are not waived.