Can I request to just view records if I do not want copies?

Open Records Law

Q: Can I request to just view records if I do not want copies?

A: Yes. Section 19.35(1)(b), Stats. allows a citizen to inspect and copy public records. Under this statute, therefore, you have the right to view or inspect public records without purchasing copies. Additionally, a requester must be provided with inspection facilities that are comparable to those used by the government body’s employees. Sec. 19.35(2), Stats.

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