GOVERNMENT | OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS

The Georgia Open Records Act establishes the right to inspect and/or receive public records, excluding those records that are specifically exempted by court order or law. To inspect and/or receive records from any county office not listed, please see the form below. Please be specific and include date ranges, subjects, types of records, author, etc. This will assist us in responding to your request.

Sherry Shelton is Lee County’s Open Records Clerk and may be contacted via email at sherry.shelton@lee.ga.us. With the exception of records held by the specific departments listed herein, all Open Records Requests must be submitted to the Open Records Clerk. After receiving your request, the Open Records Clerk, or a representative from the department holding the records will contact you within three (3) business days to provide a timeline for production of any responsive records. With exception to the specific departments and offices listed, any requests for records that are served upon any other officer or employee shall not be deemed filled until the requester has filed his or her request with the Open Records Clerk.

Responses & Fees

Responses may include the cost to search, retrieve, copy, redact, and/or supervise inspection of the requested document(s). The cost represents the hourly rate of the lowest paid full-time employee who has the necessary skills and training to respond to your request. There is no charge for the first 15 minutes. The fee for letter or legal size copies is $0.10 per page. Other types of documents or electronic media are charged based upon the county’s expense to reproduce the record. Where fees for certain records are otherwise prescribed by law, such specific fees shall apply. Payment is required upon receipt of the records.

Meeting agendas & minutes are available on our website and can be found here: Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Requested Information County Location Contact Information
Lee County Departments
Board of Commissioners
Sherry Shelton
Lee County Clerk's Office
Open Records Request Form
102 Starksville Avenue North
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
(229) 759-6000
Marriage Licenses, Wills & Death Certificates Probate Court
Lee County Courthouse
100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
(229) 759-6005
Criminal & Civil Records,
Divorce Decrees, Deeds & Property Liens
Superior Court
Lee County Courthouse
100 Leslie Highway
PO Box 49
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
(229) 759-6018
Sheriff's Office Records,
Arrest Records & Police Reports
Lee County Sheriff's Office
119 Pinewood Road
PO Box 610
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
(229) 759-3334
Georgia Department of Public Health
https://dph.georgia.gov/VitalRecords
     
 

State & US Elected Officials
Board of Commissioners
County Manager
County Attorney
County Clerk
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Open Records Requests
County Code of Ordinances