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Freedom of Information Request Form

  1. City of Lake City, South Carolina
    202 Kelley Street, Lake City, SC 29560
    Phone: (843) 374-5421

    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST FORM

    The City of Lake City, South Carolina (the “City”) has adopted its “Policy Regarding Requests for Public Records Under the Freedom of Information Act” (the “Policy”). Pursuant to the Policy, requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act, now codified at §§ 30-4-10 et seq. of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended (the “FOIA”) shall be made using this form. This form must be signed and submitted either: in person at the Lake City Administration Building, 202 Kelley Street, Lake City, SC 29560; by mail to City of Lake City, Attn: City Administrator, P.O. Box 1329, Lake City, SC 29560; or by email to administration@cityoflakecity.org. A minimum fee of $3.00 for staff time required to respond to the request must be included. Additional fees may also be required. No faxed requests will be accepted.

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  3. Section 30-4-30(b) of FOIA, authorizes the City, as a public body, to charge and collect fees for the actual costs of responding to requests for public information. Under the Policy, the City has duly adopted the fee schedule set forth below for copies and for staff time in searching for and providing requested information. A minimum fee of $3.00 for all FOIA requests must be submitted along with this form. An additional deposit is required for requests that are anticipated to require greater than (5) five hours of staff time.

  4. Fee Schedule for Staff Time and Copies

    Description Charge
    A minimum charge shall be paid for all requests (except certain walk-in requests $3.00
    Requestors shall pay for copies exceeding fifteen (15) pages $0.20 per copy
    Requestors shall pay for staff time at a gross hourly rate $20.00 per hour, per employee
    Deposit for anticipated or apparent staff search time exceeding five (5) hours 1/2 of estimated costs

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