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Access to Public Records (GRAMA)

The Town of Castle Valley has adopted Utah's Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), which gives citizens access to government records with the exception of:

  • Private information (e.g. social security numbers, employee records)
  • Controlled access information about individuals (e.g. medical disclosures)
  • Protected records (e.g. commercial information of companies, attorney-privileged information, drafts of documents before becoming public, etc.)
Requests for a document should be made to the Town Clerk, who will locate the document. Citizens are not allowed to search files on their own. Normally, the Clerk will show the document to the individual, provide an electronic copy, or make a physical copy upon request. Under GRAMA, the Town has up to 10 working days to respond to a request for information, although we certainly hope and expect to respond more quickly than that. The Town reserves the right to charge $.25/page for copying over 10 pages.

If the Town refuses access to a document based on one of the above categories of exclusion, the first appeal is to the Mayor. The second appeal is to the State Record Committee and then, ultimately, to the courts.

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