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How the office responds to your request

When the office receives your request, it works to process that request.

If we don’t have the data or it is not public, we will notify you as soon as possible. We will tell you why any data is not public. State law does not require us to create or collect new data in response to a data request.

When the office has the data and it is public:

  • If you want to look at the data, employees will arrange a date, time and place for you to do so, at no cost.
  • We can deliver data in electronic formats. Email is free. The cost of CD-ROM or thumb drive is $25.
  • If you want a paper copy, employees will provide it as soon as possible. You can pick it up or have it sent to you. You must give an address or fax number.
  • If you do not understand some of the data like technical terms, abbreviations or acronyms, we will explain the data to you.
  • You may request data in a specific format. But we are not required to provide the data in that format if it does not already exist in that way.
  • The office is not required to answer questions that are not included in the data request.
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