Kentucky Open Records Act/Open Records Requests
What is the Kentucky Open Records Act (KORA)
The Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870 to KRS 61.884), or KORA, provides access to public records that, by law, are not exempt from disclosure.
What are public records?
Public records are those materials prepared, owned, used, possessed, maintained or retained by state and local government agencies that must be open for public inspection unless the records are excluded by any of the 14 exemptions in the Kentucky Open Records Act. Public agencies are not required to compile information or to answer questions, but to provide only specific records responsive to a request.
Is there a cost for records?
The Oldham County Police charges ten (10) cents per page for reports. There also are charges for photos, compact discs, videotapes and diskettes. The official custodian sends a letter stating how much requesters owe for records.
What is the timeframe for a response to my request?
State law requires a written response to an open records request be issued within three days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays). The three-day timeframe begins the day after receipt of the request.
Can I get an collision report from the county police department?
Collision reports are among the most frequently requested police documents. Collision victims can obtain their own reports from the county police at no charge by logging into our Web site Request Report Online , or at the Oldham County Police Department located at 1855 North Highway 393 LaGrange, Kentucky.
How do I request a public record?
To request copies of or inspect public records, you must make a written request to the Official Custodian of Records for the Oldham County Police. Sign the request, print your name, and describe the records (be specific, i.e. name, date, location) you wish to inspect or obtain copies of. Please include your address and phone number. Mail, fax or hand deliver your request to the Oldham County Police Department Official Custodian of Records, Lieutenant Colonel W.B. Way at the following address:
Oldham County Police
1855 North Highway 393
LaGrange, Kentucky 40031
The fax number is 502-222-5490. Send to the attention of Official Custodian of Records. If you have questions, call 502-222-1300.
Note: Records generally are not available at the time a request is submitted.