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Open Records Requests

The University of North Georgia is dedicated to the principles of open government and strives to ensure compliance as set forth with the Georgia Open Records Act. 

Making an open records request

Pursuant to OCGA 50-18-71(b)(1)(B), the President of the University has designated Darren Martin as the institutions Open Records Act Officer. All written requests should be made by sending an email to the designated Open Records Act Officer at

You may also contact Darren Martin at 706-864-1463. Requests may also be submitted by fax at 706-864-1365 or by mail to:

Attn: Darren Martin
Risk Management & Compliance Director
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597

Any UNG employee receiving a request for records should immediately notify the Open Records Act Officer at 706-864-1463 and direct the request or individual making the request to the Open Records Act Officer.

Procedure for handling open records requests

When a request has been received, the Open Records Act Officer will work with the requestor to determine which records will best provide them the information desired. The Open Records Act Officer will contact University employees to determine whether documents related to the request exist, how voluminous they might be, and how much time might be required to search and assemble them.

Within three business days of receiving the request the Open Records Act Officer will notify the requestor of the existence of records, an estimate of the cost of searching, assembling and copying, and obtain authorization to proceed with responding to the request. If the requestor wishes to proceed with the request and agrees to pay the associated costs, the Open Records Act Officer will work with the necessary departments to gather the records and provide them as promptly as possible to the requestor. 

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