Freedom Of Information Act

The Recreation District of Richland County, South Carolina (the “District”) has adopted its “Policy Regarding Requests for Public Records Under the Freedom of Information Act” (the “Policy”). Pursuant to the Policy, requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act, now codified at§§ 30-4-10 et seq. of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended (the “FOIA”) shall be made using this form. This form must be signed and submitted either:

(i) in person at the offices of the District, which are located at 7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223; (ii) by mail to Richland County Recreation District, Attn: Public Relations Officer, 7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223; or (iii) by electronic mail. A minimum fee of $3.00 for staff time required to respond to the request must be included. Additional fees may also be required. No faxed requests will be accepted.


Freedom of Information Act Request Fee Schedule

Description Charge*
A minimum charge to pay costs for responding to all FOIA requests $3.00 (paid upon receipt of records)
Charge per page for hard copy of records $0.20 per copy
Charge for staff time to search, retrieve, or redact records $25.00 per hour
Charge for other media used to provide records Actual cost of media to the District
Deposit for anticipated or apparent staff time exceeding 5 hours 1/4 of estimated costs
At the sole discretion of the Public Information Officer, any portion of the rates and charges provided in this fee schedule (as may be amended from time to time) may be reduced or waived.