Public Records Request

Check the Reports & Studies page of this website first. Many of our records are posted there. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please submit a public records request:

 

The Idaho Public Records Act (Idaho Code Title 74, Chapter 1) allows three (3) working days to respond to this request from the date of the receipt of the request to either grant or deny a person’s request. If it is determined by CCDC that a longer time is needed to retrieve or locate the public records, CCDC will notify the requestor that it will invoke its right to take ten (10) working days to fill the request.

There can be costs associated with the gathering and reproducing of records. The requestor must pay the appropriate cost to CCDC before the records are distributed. If you have questions concerning the costs involved, please contact CCDC prior to submitting your request.

Note: Records released pursuant to this request are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy. The information provided represents the disclosable information pursuant to Idaho Code Title 74, Chapter 1, and Boise City Code 1-6-11. Additional records from other sources may present a more accurate representation of a given situation.


How to Get Information from CCDC

Public Record

Includes, but is not limited to, any writing containing information relating to the conduct or administration of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics (Idaho Code § 74-101(13)).

Writing

Includes, but is not limited to, handwriting, typewriting, printing, photo stating, photographing, and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds or symbols or combination thereof, and all papers, digital records, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums and other documents. (Idaho Code § 74-101(16))

Person

Means any natural person, corporation, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, state or local agency or any other recognized legal entity.

Your Right to Public Information

Every person has a right to examine and take a copy of any public record of this city; there is a presumption that all public records in Boise are open at all reasonable times for inspection except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.

Note

If a request is made for an item that is not a “Public Record,” the Idaho Public Records Act may not be applicable.  The staff of the CCDC will do whatever is necessary to ensure that all requests are screened to ensure only “Public Records” are accessed.