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, 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 fifteen (15) 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 which are estimated to require two (2) or more hours of staff time for research, shall be accompanied by a deposit of $30.00, in the form of cash, cashier's check or money order, to defray costs in the event the person making the request fails to pay for copies and prorated wages of the staff collecting and copying the documents.

Any balance remaining after copy and staff wage costs are assessed shall be refunded. If the total cost exceeds the $30.00 deposit, no documents shall be released until such time as the difference is remitted. All minor request, which are estimated to take less than two (2) hours of staff time, shall not be required to be accompanied by a deposit, and shall be charged based on the fee schedule below.

No FOIA request shall be honored for any person who has failed to reimburse the Town for the costs associated with prior FOIA requests until such time as they remit the amount owed.

 

Fees for Copies

$0.25 cents per letter size copy

$0.50 cents per legal size copy

$0.75 cents per ledger size copy

- Over sized copies shall be charged at the outsourced cost, including the prorated hourly wage of the staff calculated at half-hour increments, and mileage to and from the copying center.

- Copies of tapes, CD's, DVD's, or other electronic, optical, or magnetic media, shall be charged at the cost of the media and the prorated hourly wage of the staff making the copy, calculated at half-hour increments.

 

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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