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Welcome to the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Sunshine Requests management and tracking system!

The service will increase your access to public information. This tracking system is another way that we strive to be more transparent and provide our residents with as much information as possible.

With the Sunshine Requests Center, individuals go to one central location to submit an Open Records request. Requesters have the ability to log into the Open Records Center to track the status of requests, communicate with us and obtain the requested documents. Requesters will also find answers to common Open Records questions in the FAQ section.

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

  • A public information request should be in writing. We will attempt to fulfill your request within three days, but some may require more time. Requested records likely will be delivered digitally, but governmental bodies are not required to create records that don’t already exist.

  • Provide as much information as possible within your request such as: name, address, date range, and subject matter.

Please know that the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is a federal law. The Missouri law regulating records requests is referred to as the Sunshine Law. Learn more about Sunshine Requests from the Missouri Attorney General.