North Carolina law makes most government documents public records. That’s done so that citizens can see what their government is doing on their behalf. There are more than 100 exceptions to the public records law, though, and it is fairly common for people to be told they cannot see a record even when there is no exception that would apply.
Attorney Jones spent five years as the director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, a nonpartisan non-profit that promotes access to government information. During that time he answered hundreds of questions annually from citizens, government employees and journalists about which records are public and which are not. He also learned the common mistakes that get made and the techniques used by agencies that do not want to turn over public documents.
If you are having trouble getting access to a record you think should be public, we can help.
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