The City of Newnan is an agency covered by Georgia's Open Records Law, O.C.G.A. §50-18-70. Under this law, all public records shall be open for personal inspection, and copying, except those which by order of a court or by law are specifically exempted from disclosure.
The City Clerk is designated as the Open Records Officer for the City of Newnan for all city records except for requests for all records maintained by the City of Newnan Police Department or the City of Newnan Municipal Court. The Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief is designated as the Open Records Officer for the Newnan Police Department for all requests for records maintained by the City of Newnan.
All open records requests must be made in writing, and served upon the appropriate Open Records Officer.
The enforcement provisions of O.C.G.A. § 50-18-73 and 74, shall be available only to enforce non-compliance when a written request is made consistent with this notice. No enforcement shall be available for non-compliance with oral requests.
Forms for making written requests are available, without charge, at Newnan City Hall.