Requesting Records & Information

Public Records
How to Request City Information
The Maryland Public Information Act enables people to have access to government records without unnecessary cost or delay. The City will provide specific, non-exempted information to the extent that it is available.

Please comply with the following procedure:
  • All requests must be made in writing and addressed to the Seat Pleasant City Clerk. An email request is not acceptable. Include your telephone and fax number or email address should further communication be necessary.
  • The City will provide copies of documents requested. However, the City is not obligated to do research or conduct investigations
  • The City is given 30 days to comply with your request. However, we will provide information for your inspection as soon as possible. If the information you are requesting does not exist, the City will inform you within 10 working days.
  • The first two hours of search and review time are free. The hourly charge for additional time is $35.
  • The first 20 document pages provided are free. The additional per-page copy charge is $0.25.
  • All requests will be reviewed for the purpose of discerning the availability of information requested and estimated charges, if any, to be incurred by the requester. If it is anticipated that the charge will be in excess of $100, you will be notified and required to pay in advance of receipt for the information.