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Many people ask whether the emails sent to or from a public employee or public official are subject to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).  The answer is yes – email correspondence is subject to OPRA if government business is discussed or conducted. That is true even if the public employee or official uses a private email account.

The Government Records Council has held that a valid request for emails requires the following:

  • Date range. Note that the range must not be overbroad—requests for months or years of emails may very likely be held to be too broad.
  • Subject matter. We recommend ...

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