What is a "resident of the Commonwealth"?

Effective June 29, 2021, a person submitting a request to inspect public records must include with the request a statement that the person making the request is a resident of the Commonwealth. A public agency may deny a request to inspect records that does not include such a statement. See KRS 61.872(2). Per KRS 61.870(10), the definition of “resident” includes individuals and businesses living, operating and working within the Commonwealth, as well as news-gathering organizations.

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1. What is a public record?
2. How do I request a public record?
3. Will I be charged a fee?
4. Do I need to complete an open records request to view a map showing sanitary and/or storm water assets? ?
5. Do I have to complete an open records request to view billing records regarding my sanitary and/or storm accounts?
6. The open records request form asks if the purpose of the request is commercial or non-commercial. What does this mean?
7. How do I pay the fee?
8. What is the time frame for a response to my open records request?
9. What if I want to come in and inspect records?
10. What if I fail to inspect requested open records?
11. What if my request is denied?
12. What is a "resident of the Commonwealth"?