What is a public record?

A public record is a document regardless of physical form or characteristic and regardless of whether public access to it is open or restricted under the laws of the state, created or received by the county or any of its officers or employees pursuant to law or in the transaction of public business are records. Forms of public records can be:

  • Books
  • Electronic media
  • Letters
  • Magnetic tape
  • Maps
  • Microfilm
  • Papers
  • Photographs
  • Sound or video recordings
  • Other information recording media

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1. If I get a subpoena do I have to go to court?
2. What is a public record?
3. How long does the county keep records?