County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2014 (E-book)

Public Records

Chapter number: 8
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County and Municipal Government in North Carolina

Public Records Law Overview / 127

Scope of the Public Records Law / 128
Personal Records Distinguished / 129
Records versus Information / 129
The Right of Access / 130
Form of the Request / 130
Form in Which Records Are Provided / 130
Time for Response / 130
Electronic Records and Metadata / 131
Custodians of Records / 131
Fees for Providing Copies / 131
Categories of Records Not Subject to the Right of Access / 132
Personnel Records / 132
Criminal Investigation Records / 132
Legal Materials / 133
Trade Secrets / 133
Local Tax Records / 133
Medical and Patient Records / 133
Closed-Session Minutes and General Accounts / 133
Social Security Account Numbers and Other
Personal Identifying and Personal
Financial Information / 133
Records Involving Public Security / 134
Contract Bid Documents and Construction Diaries / 134
Economic Development Records / 134
Social Services Records / 134
Library Records / 134
Telephone Numbers Held by 911 Systems / 134
Framework for Responding to Public Records Requests / 134
Framework Questions / 134
Framework Answers / 135
Remedies for Denial of Access / 136
Records Retention and Disposition / 136
Additional Resources / 136
About the Author / 136

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