All non-essential City of Atlanta employees are currently working remotely in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency. This may cause unavoidable delays in our ability to provide access to public records. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our best to manage this unprecedented situation. If you have requested records via email and are having difficulty reaching the appropriate custodian of those records, you may forward a copy of your email request to ChiefTransparencyOfficer@atlantaga.gov for assistance in reaching those custodians. Remember to stay home, stay safe, and wash your hands!
Chief Transparency Officer | Kristen Denius
The City of Atlanta recognizes that compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Open Records Act is vital and essential component of creating and maintaining public trust and enhancing the City’s effectiveness.
As part of an effort to implement best in class policies, procedures, and protocols for transparency and compliance with the Georgia Open Records Act, the City has created the position of Transparency Officer. The Transparency Officer is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
The duties and responsibilities of the Transparency Officer include oversight of the enforcement of City-wide compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Open Records Act, promulgation of Open Records compliance policies and procedures, investigations into allegations of non-compliance, and the provision of training to all City employees and elected officials.
Requesting Public Records
Requests for public records should be directed to the department(s) with custody of the specific records being sought. Please direct your records requests to the appropriate designated custodian for each City Department as listed here.
For assistance in determining the appropriate custodian of records you are seeking please feel free to contact the Transparency Officer.
Applicable City of Atlanta Policies and Procedures
- Open Records Compliance Policy
- Email Search and Retrieval Protocol
- City of Atlanta Record Management Policy
- Approved Retention Schedules
Compliance training materials (coming soon)
- FAQ (coming soon)
- Website of the Office of the Georgia Attorney General
*Please note that the Chief Transparency Officer is not the designated custodian of records for all public records within the custody of the City of Atlanta. Your request for records should be directed to the appropriate designated custodian for each City Department as listed here.
City of Atlanta
Office of Transparency
Chief Transparency Officer