Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request

Individuals wishing to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request are asked to use the Town of Batesburg-Leesville FOIA Request Form or submit a letter.  All requests are to be signed. 

All requests shall be hand delivered to the Municipal Clerk at Town Hall (120 West Church Street, Suite A, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006) or sent by first class mail addressed to the Municipal Clerk (P.O. Box 2329, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006). The Town will not accept facsimiles or electronic mail of FOIA requests.

The Municipal Clerk or his/her designee shall, within ten (10) days of receipt of the written request, notify the person making such request of his determination of the availability of the specific record(s).

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Fees and Charges

Requests shall be accompanied by a deposit of twenty-five percent (25%) of the reasonably anticipated cost for  collection and reproduction of the records. The law specifically requires that any balance must be paid at the time of production.

Requests shall be accompanied by a letter from your business/organization, with the signature of the requestee, which confirms the requested information will not be used for commercial purposes.  The South Carolina Code of Laws  ยง30-4-50(B) prohibits the use of the requested information for commercial solicitation.  As a reminder, any violation of this restriction will be brought to the attention of the proper authorities.  Violators of this law are subject to prosecution.

All valid requests will be fulfilled within 30 days, unless otherwise agreed upon or stipulated by SC Code. 

 
Fees for Research & Review

- The cost for researching and recovering records for copying shall be charged at the prorated hourly wage of the staff conducting the research, calculated at half-hour increments.

- The cost for making records available for review shall be the prorated hourly rate of the staff in attendance during the review and the staff time devoted for researching and recovering those records for review, calculated at half-hour increments.
 

Documents may be furnished when appropriate without charge or at a reduced charge where the agency determines that waiver or reduction of fee is in the public interest because the information can be considered as primarily benefiting the general public.

 

Town of Batesburg-Leesville FOIA Request Form - Download PDF

 

MUNICIPAL CLERK
 
Judy Edwards
120 West Church Street
P.O. Box 2329
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
(803) 532-4601
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