Open Records Commercial Purpose Form

If your open records request is for commercial purposes, you must first fill out the commercial purpose form, have it notarized, and deliver or mail it to The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before an open records request can be completed. The Metro Office of Management and Budget will contact you after your commercial purpose form has been received.


Download and print the Commercial Purpose Form(PDF File) and mail or deliver to:

OMB Finance Coordinator

Louisville Metro Government

611 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202

If your open records request is for commercial purposes, you must first fill out the commercial purpose form, when making a request for records through our NextRequest Portal.  KRS 61.870(4) defines “commercial purpose” as “the direct or indirect use of any part of a public record or records, in any form, for sale, resale, solicitation, rent, or lease of a service, or any use by which the user expects a profit either through commission, salary, or fee.” However, “commercial purpose” does not include the publication or related use of the public record by a newspaper or periodical, by a radio or television station in its news or informational program, or by use in the prosecution or defense of litigation by the parties to such an action or their attorney. 

Fees charged by Metro departments vary, fees will be based off the hourly rate of the employee(s) who process the request. Please complete, sign, and attach the completed form in NextRequest (you don’t have to mail the form to us) to move forward with your request. If this form is not returned in 10 business days your request will be closed.

Please note, while the five (5) day response deadline does not apply in this case, we typically try to respond within 5-7 business days of our receipt of your completed form

If you have questions about this policy, please send an email to [email protected].

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