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Office of Transparency

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. 

Please stay safe; avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, and wash your hands!

Chief Transparency Officer | Kristen Denius


Kristen Denius Chief Transparency OfficerXổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcThe City of Atlanta recognizes that compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Open Records Act is a 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.

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcThe 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 

For assistance in determining the appropriate custodian of records you are seeking please feel free to contact the Transparency Officer.

Transparency Reports and Updates

Update to the City Council Finance and Executive Committee: May 27, 2020

Update to the City Council Finance and Executive Committee: August 12, 2020

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcUpdate to the City Council Finance and Executive Committee: December 2, 2020 (coming soon)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a public record?
Who is subject to the Georgia Open Records Act?
Where should I send my request for public records?
How long will it take to get the public records I am seeking?
How much will it cost to receive public records?
What does it mean if public records have been “redacted”?
What public records are exempt from public disclosure?
Can I insist that reports or other documents be created or put into a particular format?
How can I get assistance with a request for public records if I am having a problem?

Applicable Laws

Applicable City of Atlanta Policies and Procedures

Compliance training materials

New Employee Orientation
Open Records Compliance Training 

Useful Links:

  • Website of the Office of the

*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 

Contact Information

Kristen Denius
Chief Transparency Officer
Email: ChiefTransparencyOfficer@AtlantaGA.gov 
Office: 404-546-4100

 

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