Open Records Requests
How do I obtain public records for Hall County Sheriff's Office documents ONLY?
The Georgia Open Records Act establishes the right to inspect and/or receive public records, excluding those records that are specifically exempted by court order or law. To inspect and/or receive records, please email email@example.com. Please be as specific as possible.
· Your Name
· Business Agent or Name
· Mailing Address, City, State and Zip Code
· Phone Number
· Fax Number
· Email Address
· Description of Request Records
· Do copies need to be certified?
· Preferred manner of delivery
After receiving your request, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office will notify you within three (3) business days if there are records responsive to your request and if the records requested are subject to release (O.C.G.A.§ 50-18-71). The response will be provided in written format and will be sent via email when possible.
Responses shall include the cost to search, retrieve, copy, redact, and/or supervise inspection of the requested document(s). The cost represents the hourly rate of the lowest paid full-time employee who, in the opinion of the Sheriff’s Office, has the necessary skill and training to respond to your request. There is no charge for the first 15 minutes.
The fee for black & white, letter or legal size copies is $0.10 per page. Other types of documents are charged based upon the expense to reproduce the record. Where fees for certain records are otherwise prescribed by law, such specific fee shall apply. Payment is required upon receipt of the records. If it is requested that records be certified, there is an additional fee of $1.00 for certification of the first record and $0.50 for each record thereafter.
Some records are not readily accessible. In these instances, a timeline will be provided as to when the records will be available.
All Open Records Requests must be submitted to the Records Supervisor, who is the designated “Open Records Officer” for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Any requests for records that are served upon any other officer or employee shall not be deemed filed, until the requester has filed his or her request with the Records Supervisor. You may contact the Records Supervisor either via the online form provided below or by contacting her directly at:
Lt. Stephanie Gilbert
610 Main Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Main: (770) 531-6877