Public Records Requests
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough public records policy, procedures, and regulations ensure that citizens have access to public records and that the public right to remain informed is protected. Public records are located in all divisions of the Borough. The production of public records is consistent with MSB 1.50.030-1.50.060, and state and federal law. (At the Federal Level this is called a FOIA request.) Access includes the right to inspect the requested records, to receive copies of the records, or both, whenever possible. If the records are not confidential or privileged, the records should be provided immediately, reducing the amount of time and paperwork involved in processing the request.
AS 40.25.110 states that if the production of records for one requestor in a calendar month exceeds five person hours, the Borough shall require the requestor to pay the personnel costs as required during the month to complete the search and copy tasks.
The personnel costs may not exceed the actual salary and benefit costs for the personnel time required to perform the search and copy task. Projected costs of $50 or less may be paid at the time the records are provided to the requestor. Projected costs exceeding $50 shall be paid in advance. The difference between actual and projected costs will be paid or refunded at the time the records are provided.
The Borough does not charge for a copy of a public records required by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Department of Community and Economic Development, or by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be used in determining the eligibility of a person to participate in benefits (see AS 40.25.121).
|Up to 8 GB||$10|
|8- 16 GB||$15|
|Larger than 32GB||$25|
|Photocopies||(All copy requests less than $1.00 are Free of Charge)|
|Black & White||8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14"||$.25/page|
|Black & White||11" x 17"||$.30/page|
|Color||8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14"||$1.00/page|
|Color||11" x 17"||$1.75/page|
|Standard Black & White Maps||Tax Maps/Plats/other 24" X 36" maps
(existing maps only)
|Black & White Oversize map||$8.00|
|Color Maps 24" X 36"||$12.00|
|Color Oversize maps||$15.00|
|New GIS generated maps||labor & cost of printing||varies|
|Large printed documents||(comp plans, studies, reports, etc.) Cost of Printing||varies|
|Mailing of Materials||Postage plus cost of container (box, envelope, roll, etc.)||varies|