The City of Lilburn has made it easier for the public to request and receive open records with a new online service. While other methods for submitting requests are still available, the city now offers a more convenient option through JustFOIA by MCCi.
Citizens can submit a request for public documents by filling out a form online at www.cityoflilburn.com/openrecords. They can also check on the status of previous requests.
The city receives more than 200 open records requests each year. The most frequently requested documents are police incident reports, accident reports, and dash/body worn camera video. Since the city implemented the JustFOIA portal on Dec. 1, 2016, the response time to open records requests has improved, according to City Clerk Melissa Penate.
The city’s website continues to accept requests for other types of services, such as code enforcement, building inspection, out-of-town house check, and chipper pick-up.