Public Records Requests

A Public Records Request may be made by any person eighteen (18) years of age or older for a public record. The requester may inspect, copy, reproduce, or obtain a copy or reproduction of a public record produced by, or in the possession of, the public entity. The right to make such a request is granted by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Public Records Law, La. R.S. 44:1- 41, and Article 3, Section 3 of the Louisiana State Constitution. Public Records Requests must ask for a record. Public Records Requests are not designed to simply answer a question posed by the requester.

Public Records Requests can be made in writing, via email or in person but written requests are preferable to best provide the information requested. All Public Records Requests should be made to the Board Secretary at fd8admin@stfd8.com. The following information should be submitted with the request:

 ·        Date of Request

 ·        Requester's name, address, phone number and email

 ·     Description of records requested: As specific as possible; including the time frame in which the records would have been created. (i.e. Budget for 2017; Fire Chief’s Payroll Summary for January 2016 until December 2016)

 ·       Response Options: View Records or Get a Copy

The cost of a Public Records Request depends upon the size and scope of the request. St. Tammany Fire District #8 may charge and collect reasonable fees to make a reproduction of public records for the requester. There is no fee if the requester comes in to view, copy, or reproduce public records by their own means.

All public records requests are made to:

Janet Dufrene
Board Secretary
985-892-2065
P.O. Box 937
Abita Springs, LA 70420
fd8admin@stfd8.com
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