Public Records

Arizona law requires all officers and public bodies to maintain records reasonably necessary to provide an accurate accounting of their official activities and any government-funded activities. Any record in the custody of an Arizona government entity that has a substantial nexus to government activity is considered a public record and is presumed to be subject to disclosure. Under A.R.S. § 39-121, the public has a right to inspect (i.e. view in person) public records, and pursuant to A.R.S. § 39-121.01, the public has a right to obtain copies of public records, subject to reasonable copy fees.