Freedom of Information Act Public Records Request

The Hartsville City Council recognizes that it is vital in a democratic society that public business is performed in an open and public manner so that citizens shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity and in the formulation of public policy. The City will comply with both the letter and the spirit of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) in regards to the processing of requests for access to public records.

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Policy Regarding Requests for Public Record Under the FOIA

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FOIA Fee Schedule for Public Records

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Acknowledgement & Certification

Section 30-4-30(b) of FOIA, authorizes the City, as a public body, to charge and collect fees for the actual costs of responding to requests for public information. Under the Policy, the City has duly adopted the fee schedule set forth below for copies and for staff time in searching for and providing requested information. An additional deposit is required for requests that are anticipated to require greater than (5) five hours of staff time.

PURSUANT TO § 30-2-50 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AS AMENDED, YOU ARE PROHIBITED FROM KNOWINGLY USING PUBLIC RECORDS OBTAINED FROM THE CITY OF HARTSVILLE FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION. VIOLATION OF THIS LAW IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW AS A MISDEMEANOR, RESULTING IN UP TO A YEAR IN PRISON OR A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $500. MY FILING OF THIS REQUEST CONSTITUTES ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THIS PROHIBITION.

I, the undersigned, have read and understand the State prohibition for commercial solicitation use and also have read and agree to pay the charges set by the fee schedule provided for the services and copies I have requested.

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