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The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq) requires that all city records, except those excluded by court order or by law, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of Georgia at a reasonable time and place. However, there are specific records excluded from the coverage of this law.
Because many documents and records are by law made confidential or privileged, the City of Smyrna has procedures in place to ensure that there are adequate review and input by the City Clerk and City’s attorney for inspection requests. The procedures are described in the City of Smyrna Records Management Policy.

Please click here for an Open Records Request Form & Fee Schedule [PDF].

How to Submit an Open Records Request

Open records requests for the following should be directed to the Office of the City Clerk:

  1. Previous Council Meetings and Agendas
  2. Previous Board and Commission Meetings and Agendas
  3. Community Development Records
  4. Business License Records
  5. Finance and Purchasing Records
  6. Human Resource Records / Personnel
  7. Water Department Records
  8. Public Works Records
  9. Court Services Records other than Discovery
  10. Fire Department Reports and Records 
  11. News Media Requests
  12. Legal Requests

Please click HERE to complete the available online open records request form for the CITY CLERK and be directed to the City's JustFOIA website for open records requests and document retrieval.

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Open records requests for the Smyrna Police Department should be directed to the PD Records Coordinator for the following:

  1. Accident Reports (or go to BuyCrash.com)
  2. Incident Reports
  3. CAD Reports
  4. Vehicle Impounds
  5. Dash Cam / Body Cam Video's
  6. Jail Video
  7. Evidentiary Items
  8. PD IA and Personnel Records
  9. Jail Records
  10. PD Policy and Procedure

Please click HERE to complete the available online open records request form for POLICE DEPARTMENTand be directed to the City's JustFOIA website for open records requests and document retrieval. 

For additional information and questions regarding open records and open meetings, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (678) 631-5303 or the Deputy City Clerk at (678) 631-5317.

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