FAQ Topic: Transparency

What is open data?

Open data is data that is accessible, free, available, and can be used for redistribution.

How can I check on the status of my public records request?

You can review the status of your public records request by selecting “View My Request” at any time. Or, if you are not using GovQA to submit your request, you may contact the City Clerk during normal business hours by dialing 601.960.1035.

How do I submit a public records request?

Public records requests must be submitted in writing, according to the City’s Public Records Access Policy. This benefits and protects you, as the requestor. An online form is available for your convenience through our customer portal. You may also submit your request in person at the Office of the City Clerk, located on the 1st … Continued

How long will it take for my public records request to be fulfilled?

In accordance with the City’s Public Records Access Policy, the City will respond to your request within seven (7) working days. Absent any reasonable delays, the City will provide the requested nonexempt public records within seven (7) working days from the date you tender payment of the invoiced fee that is required to reimburse the … Continued

How are fees for public records requests calculated?

The appropriate City Department will invoice you a cost estimate for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating your nonexempt public records request. You will also be charged the cost of mailing if applicable. Upon receipt of this invoice, please either accept or reject it by indicating your desire to pay the invoiced fee. Invoiced charges for any … Continued

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