Any person who has been denied access to a government record by a records custodian of a public agency can file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC). To understand how to file a complaint and the legal rights of a  requester of government records please refer to the information in this section. 

The Denial of Access Complaint Form can be downloaded as an Acrobat PDF file or as Microsoft Word document.

Please contact GRC staff if you have any questions about filing a complaint.

Additionally, the GRC is now providing an e-filing system for Denial of Access Complaints. Individuals wishing to e-file their complaints can download the following form and instructions:

Electronic Denial of Access Complaint Form [PDF]                                                             Instructions for Electronic Complaint Filings [PDF]