What is a Public Record?

Public records are defined as all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency. It is critical to understand that format, media type, or duplication does not affect the public record status of information created or received by a public agency.

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1. What is a Public Record?
2. What is Pasco's Policy on PRRs?
3. Does a PRR have to be made in writing?
4. How much time does a PRR take?
5. How long do I have to keep my records?
6. How do I dispose of my old records?
7. What if a record has personal information?
8. What laws govern Public Records?
9. Does a PRR cost money?
10. What is a Record Management Liaison Officer (RMLO)?