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Trouble with Kansas Open Records Act Requests
If you are a member of the public or the media who has filed an open records request with a government entity in Kansas (local or state) and has had trouble accessing the records or were given an exorbitant bill, we want to hear from you. Please complete the form for each record request causing you concern.

This survey is produced by a nonprofit organization, the Kansas Coalition for Open Government (KCOG) to gather data about the effectiveness of the Kansas Open Records Act. KCOG's mission is to promote awareness of open and transparent government in Kansas. Our members help keep the public informed of the abuses of open government and strive to hold elected officials accountable for actions that ignore the public’s legal right to truly public meetings and access to government records. KCOG works to strengthen application of existing open meetings and open records laws and to monitor legislative activities related to open government at all levels of government.

The last question of this survey gives you the option to share your email address with KCOG. KCOG will not give, sell, or otherwise transmit your email address or any other personally identifiable information you provide to any third party, and will only contact you in connection with your survey responses if you give permission to be contacted.
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Please describe yourself:
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How many record requests have you filed (ever)?
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Describe the records you recently sought when you ran into problems:
From what kind of agency did you request records?
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Specifically from which government office did you request records? (Examples: Sedgwick County treasurer, Kansas Department of Health and Environment)
How long did it take to get a an acknowledgement of your request?
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How long did it take to actually get the records you requested?
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If you didn't get the records in three days, did the agency give you a date you could expect the records?
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If the request was denied, what was the reason given by the agency? Was the reason given in writing? Please provide a specific exemption number or statute if given.
How much was the stated fee to retrieve the records?
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Have you received the records yet?
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May we contact you at your email address if we have additional questions about your request and the response you received from the government?  If so, please provide your email address.
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