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Public Records Request

What is a Public Records Request?

As an Idaho public institution of higher education, Idaho State University follows the provisions of the Idaho Public Records law, granting individuals the right to examine any public records maintained by the institution, except for those records which are statutorily exempt. 

A public record includes, but is not limited to, any writing containing information relating to the conduct of administration of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristic.


Submitting a Public Records Request

Public Records Request Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Purpose of the Idaho Public Records Law:

"…The intent of the law is that all records maintained by state and local government entities be available for public access and copying. At the same time, the Legislature recognized the need to balance this policy of openness against the equally important need for privacy of certain information provided by citizens and businesses that is necessary for the conduct of the government’s business.1  This balance is contained in Idaho Code § 74-102, which states that 'all public records in Idaho are open at all reasonable times for inspection except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.'" (Wasden, Lawrence, (July 2018), Office of the Attorney General Idaho Public Records Law Manual Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126, p.1,)

The Office of the Attorney General - Idaho Public Records Law Manual is available on the website for the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Idaho or by viewing the PDF version

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