Maintaining Public Records

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The Town of Chapel Hill is committed to making public records available in a timely manner. Public records requests are coordinated through the Department of Communications & Public Affairs in compliance with North Carolina public records laws (§ 132).

How to submit a public records request

Send your request using the ONLINE FORM or the PDF FORM, which may be emailed, mailed or faxed.

Questions? Contact us at 919-968-2743 or email

Mail or Delivery:
Department of Communications and Public Affairs
Town Hall, 2nd Floor
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514



You are not required to provide a mailing address, but please do provide the best way that we may contact you.

Fees for Records

Personal copies can be made in the CaPA Office at a cost of $0.18 per page (black & white) and $0.24 per page (color). Additional charges may be assessed pursuant to N.C. Public Records Law.

Some departments may charge fees associated with staff time required for researching public records depending on the scope and type of request. That information will be provided before the request is completed.

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