Q&A: Fee for copies


From LAK Publications:

Q: The town has always charged six cents for copies. Wouldn’t the town council have to approve a price increase in a public meeting if the town wants to raise the price to 10 cents? A: Yes. The Access to Public Records Act at IC 5-14-3-8(d) sets out that a fiscal body (in this case, town council) shall establish the fee schedule. The amount – from 6 to 10 cents – won’t be an issue under the law, but council action should be taken to raise the fee.