Generally, the City must respond to a request to inspect or copy records within ten days. In "unusual circumstances," the City may extend its time to respond by an additional fourteen calendar days. The City will inform you in writing within the initial ten-day period if an extension is necessary to respond to your request.
"Unusual circumstances" permitting the extension are limited to the need to:
- Search for and collect the requested records from facilities separate from the office processing the request.
- Search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records included in a single request.
- Consult with another part of the department or with another department that has a substantial interest in the response to the request.