Public Records Request

How to Request

Click the Request Public Records button.

Service Description

This form is used to request public records pursuant to Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126.

Standard Features 

  • The University will provide records based on the description received in a records request. 
  • The majority of records requests are completed by the University at no charge. However, fees may occur when requests are labor intensive due to a high volume of documents and/or redactions, etc.
  • Prepaid Fees - All fees must be prepaid and received by the University before a records request can be processed.
  • Time Spent Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(iii) requests that take longer than 2 hours of an employee's time to gather and/or copy documents will be charged based on the associated employee's hourly rate.
  • Redaction Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(ii) requests containing nonpublic information will have the nonpublic information redacted. Public records are reviewed by the General Counsel's Office for redactions and the requester will be charged for the service based on the attorney's hourly rate.
  • Paper Copy Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(i) requests resulting in more than 100 pages of printed records will be charged $0.05 per page. There is no charge for electronic records.

Roles and Responsibilities

User/Requester Responsibilities

  • Submit the online request form and provide valid contact information (email, phone, etc.). Requests may also be submitted by regular mail to: ISU Public Records Request, 921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8410, Pocatello, ID 83209-8410.
  • Describe the requested records in as much detail as possible, including dates, to avoid extraneous records being processed and higher fees. 
  • Prepay any invoice fees to ISU.

Service Provider/University Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the records response for exemptions and nonpublic information to determine which records are applicable and if redaction may be necessary.
  • Evaluate fees associated with the records request and provide an invoice to the requester.
  • Identification and transmission of relevant records.

Service Audience

Any person may submit a public records request to the University pursuant to Idaho Statute and this procedure.

Service Pricing

  • Prepaid Fees - All fees must be prepaid and received by the University before a records request can be processed.
  • Time Spent Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(iii) requests that take longer than 2 hours of an employee's time to gather and/or copy documents will be charged based on the associated employee's hourly rate.
  • Redaction Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(ii) requests containing nonpublic information will have the nonpublic information redacted. Public records are reviewed by the General Counsel's Office for redactions and the requester will be charged for the service based on the attorney's hourly rate.
  • Paper Copy Fees - Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74-102(10)(b)(i) requests resulting in more than 100 pages of printed records will be charged $0.05 per page. There is no charge for electronic records.

Idaho Public Records Information

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