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Form of Request?

A public records request may be made in writing or orally, in person or by phone.8 Further, a written request may be made in paper or electronic form and may be mailed, emailed, faxed, or personally delivered. A local agency may ask, but not require, that the requester put an oral request in writing. In general, a written request is preferable to an oral request because it provides a record of when the request was made and what was requested, and helps the agency respond in a more timely and thorough manner. The Act creates no duty to answer written or oral questions submitted by members of the public.

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