1. Check with the local records custodian or freedom of information officer to determine whether the information you need is available. Be courteous and specific when requesting information so that the custodian can serve you better.


   1. Check with the local records custodian or freedom of information officer to determine whether the information you need is available. Be courteous and specific when requesting information so that the custodian can serve you better.
    2. You may be asked to submit your request in writing, and the records custodian may have a prepared form for this purpose. Make sure your request is as specific as possible so that your request may be filled quickly and completely. The records custodian may ask detailed questions in order to fulfill your request accurately.
    3. Most records will be produced within three business days after the request is received. If the request is denied, you will receive a written explanation for the delay or denial.
    4. If you have any questions about your request, contact your local freedom of information officer.

Source: "A Guide to Open Public Records" from the League of Kansas Municipalities.