Public Access to Records

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Public access laws apply to telephone calls made by the public to the Hamilton County Communications Center including 911 audio recordings.

Procedures for submitting a request for audio recordings fall within the purview of the Carmel Law Department. If you have a need for an audio recording, you must complete the Request for Public Records [PDF].

After filling out the form, fax the form to the Law Department at (317)571-2484.The Law Department will review the request checking for any ongoing criminal investigation related to the incident and any information on the incident recording that may present a HIPAA violation. Information deemed to violate HIPAA laws will be removed from the audio transcript or blocked from the recording before it is released to the requestor.

The Law Department has 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) within which they can respond to the request. The City of Carmel then has seven (7) days within which they must fulfill the request.

A blank CD must be provided by the person requesting the information to replace the one given to them by the City.

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