Records are the evidence of what Metro does as an agency. They capture its business activities, transactions, legal obligations, policies and procedures. They also document the decision-making activities of Metro’s elected officials and employees. Records come in many formats, including physical paper, electronic documents, website content and data in databases.
Looking for public records?
Many frequently requested records such as meeting minutes, ordinances and resolutions can be found by searching Metro's online records.
All of the records Metro creates are public records. Federal and state laws enumerate government agencies’ responsibilities for providing stewardship of their information assets. To ensure regulatory compliance and in support of public accountability, Metro is committed to:
- documenting agency activities
- managing its information assets throughout their lifecycle to facilitate the accomplishment of Metro's programmatic and administrative missions
- exercising responsible stewardship of public records in a way that allows information assets to be shared, utilized, reused and disposed of in compliance with appropriate statutes and guidelines
- promoting access to information by Metro staff, partners and the public as appropriate
- preserving records of enduring value for the benefit of agency staff, researchers and the public at large.
How to submit a public records request
Step 1: Read through Metro’s public records request policy and FAQs to learn more about Metro’s public records request process.
Step 2: Submit a records request through Metro's public records center.
If you receive a cost estimate and wish to request a fee waiver/fee reduction, complete the fee waiver/fee reduction request form. In the absence of a cost estimate, submitting a fee waiver/fee reduction request is not necessary.