(478) 945-3357

Open Records

The provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70) allows for the appointment of a Records Custodian to whom all requests for records must be made. Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office requires all requests be made under the act, to be made in writing.

 

Records clerk, Carolyn Lucas is designated as the Records Custodian. The Records Custodian may be contacted by calling 478-945-3357.

 

Initial incident reports and vehicle crash reports can be requested by contacting Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office. For your convenience, you may request the initial incident or accident report by emailing your request to carolyn.lucas@twiggssheriff.org. You may use the Open Records Request Form located in the Forms section of this site. We will gladly email, fax, or mail your report. Please call 478-945-3357 to make sure the report is readily available prior to in person pick up.

 

Persons directly involved and named in the report are not charged for the initial copy of the report.  Involved parties that seek numerous copies of reports (after an extended period from the incident date) will be charged the minimal fee of $.25 per page for future request of these reports.

 

Vehicle Crash Reports are available for a charge of $5.00 for all other parties seeking copies of these reports. Parties named in the report will not be charged.

 

The release of public records is governed by Georgia Law O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72 and this office follows the letter of this law.  We are dedicated to meeting all open records requests received in writing in a timely manner. The type of information and the amount of data requested, will determine the charges incurred. Your written request, must include, requestor’s name, phone number, return address, email address (if available) along with specific type of information being requested, including names, dates, times, and locations. Please reference the appropriate Georgia public information, or record law under which you are applying. We will contact you, within 3 business days excluding weekends and holidays, prior to your request being processed to inform you of the estimated charges.

 

Certain sensitive information, including, but not limited to video / audio files, may be exempt from release and may be refused and/or redacted from requested records.

 

Individuals and attorneys wishing to obtain any information, other than the initial incident report, concerning a case in which an individual is awaiting trial may be required to contact the District Attorney and file the appropriate discovery motions.