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GRAMA

The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) is a comprehensive law dealing with management of government records. GRAMA states who has access to records and how the law is enforced. It is an attempt to balance the public’s constitutional right of access to information concerning public business, the individual’s constitutional right of privacy when the government gathers personal data, and the public policy interest in allowing a government to restrict access to certain records for the public good.

 

Under GRAMA, the Attorney General responds to requests for information regarding records that are prepared, owned or retained by our office. The Attorney General’s Office is not a statewide clearinghouse for GRAMA requests for other state agencies. A person seeking records prepared, owned or retained by agencies other than the Attorney General’s Office, should make a GRAMA request directly to the agency believed to be holding the records. A list of state agencies can be found here (www.utah.gov)

 

This sample GRAMA request form can be used with any state agency:

GRAMA Request Form (PDF) | GRAMA Request (.doc)

The following form and fee schedule can be used for GRAMA requests for records believed to be prepared, owned or retained of the Utah Attorney Generals Office:

GRAMA Fee Schedule

Please complete the request form (PDF or Word), print and send it to the
Public Information Officer at the following address:
Public Information Officer
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Suite 230
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-2320

Here are some links and publications that can be helpful when filing a GRAMA request:

Utah GRAMA Law

The Open Book

GRAMA Handbook & Appendix 2005

Other Related Links:

Government Records Law, State Archives

Utah Media Law Handbook

State Records Committee