Follow these steps to review or request the Public Disclosure Commission's public records:
Check our website.
The website contains thousands of pages of documents available for viewing and copying. You do not need to make a formal request to view those records - just check the website. F1 financial affairs statements are not currently available on the web site and you must come in to our offices or make a public records request to get F1 documents.
Contact us when you can't find what you want on the website.
Perhaps you missed the record. PDC staff may be able to find the online record for you, and give you the link. Once you are provided a link, a copy of the record has been provided to you. Or, if you are making an informal routine inquiry for a PDC record (such as for a copy of a brochure or a report), you do not need to make a formal public records request. You can simply contact us for help or information.
Request records that are not on the website.
You will be making a formal public records request under the Public Records Act.
Within the next five business days, we will confirm that we received your request. If we are not able to give you the records right then, we will tell you when to expect them. If we are not sure we have the records you want, we'll tell you how long it will take for us to complete a search. Sometimes we need more information and ask you to answer questions by a given deadline. Make sure you answer our questions and provide the information we need by the deadline, otherwise your request will be closed. Let us know if you change your mind and decide that you don't want a record that you have requested.
We provide the records to you, if we have them. For large requests or requests that require a lot of searching, the records will likely be delivered in installments. If we have records that are exempt from disclosure, we will tell you that we have them and why we are not giving them to you.