The Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, provides that “[e]very citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this city, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.”
It is the policy of the City of Guntersville to comply with §36-12-40 to allow citizens to inspect and take a copy of public records maintained by this office, unless the record is exempt from public disclosure. In accordance with state and federal laws, some records may not be open for public inspection.
We are permitted by state law to charge reasonable fees in connection with processing public records requests. There will be a charge of 50 cents per page for copies of public records. We will notify you in advance of the fees you likely will incur as a result of your request.