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Requesting Public Records from Midvale City: A Step Towards Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability are essential elements of a well-functioning democracy, and access to public records plays a crucial role in ensuring both. Midvale City recognizes the importance of providing residents with access to government records in accordance with the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).

GRAMA Request Form

Understanding GRAMA
The Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) is a set of state statutes that governs the privacy of records and the conditions under which they can be released to the public. It is designed to strike a balance between safeguarding individual privacy and promoting government transparency.

Why Request Public Records?
Requesting public records from Midvale City allows residents to:

  1. Stay Informed: Access to public records empowers residents with information about how their local government operates, making it easier to stay informed about important decisions and initiatives.

  2. Hold Government Accountable: Public records provide a means for residents to hold their elected officials and government agencies accountable for their actions and decisions.

  3. Participate in Civic Life: Informed residents are more likely to engage in civic activities, contribute to the community, and participate in the democratic process.

How to Request Public Records from Midvale City
Requesting public records from Midvale City is a straightforward process that ensures your right to access government information. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Identify the Records: Clearly identify the specific records you wish to request. Be as detailed as possible to expedite the process.

  2. Complete the GRAMA Request Form: Complete the form, providing your contact information and details about the records you are seeking.

  3. Submit the Request: Send your completed GRAMA Request Form to the designated the City Recorder. You may need to pay a nominal fee, as specified by GRAMA, depending on the scope of your request.

  4. Await a Response: After submitting your request, you will receive a response from Midvale City. 

Promoting Accountability and Democracy
Requesting public records from Midvale City is not just an exercise in transparency but also an active step toward fostering accountability and strengthening democracy. When residents engage with their local government through the responsible use of public records, they help ensure that their voices are heard, their rights are protected, and their community thrives.

So, if you have questions, seek information, or wish to hold your local government accountable, don't hesitate to request public records from Midvale City. It's your right, and it's an essential element of an open and informed society.

Requests for Police, Fire, or other contracted services records will need to be made to the respective entities: