Public Records Policy
Under Ohio Public Records Law, each department or office of the City of Columbus is responsible for maintaining its own records and responding to public records requests.
The City Clerk serves as the central point of contact for public records requests related to the Members of Council and the records maintained within their offices, as well as public records of the City Clerk's office.
To submit a public records request to Members of Council or the City Clerk's office, please visit our public records request page. This portal provides a user-friendly interface for submitting and tracking your public records request.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the portal, please contact the Clerk’s office at (614) 645-7380 or [email protected].
Please note that the City Clerk's office is not the custodian of all records within the City of Columbus. Public records requests for other city departments or offices should be submitted to the respective department/office directly to the attention of the “appointed records officer.” Contact information for the appointed records officers can be obtained from the respective department/office.
It is the policy of the City of Columbus that all non-exempt public records are promptly and reasonably made available, upon request, for inspection or copying by any person during regular business hours.
City of Columbus Public Records Policy
Please review the public records policy for the City of Columbus.
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City Council Public Records Policy
Please review the public records policy of the Columbus City Council and City Clerk.
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