Documents & Information Request

Welcome to the Town’s Documents and Information Request site where transparency is at the heart of good governance.  Please take the time to review our State’s Freedom of Information Act, our Town policy, and our costs associated with your document requests. Once you certify that you have read and understand all the information contained on this page, you will be directed to the Document & Information Request Forms page. 

As you may know, in light of the emergency situation related to COVID-19, Town offices are closed until further notice. Limited staff capabilities may hinder our ability to provide timely responses to your request. SC Code Sec. 30-4-30 (c) provides: the various response, determination, and production deadlines provided by this subsection are subject to extension by written mutual agreement of the public body and the requesting party at issue, and this agreement shall not be unreasonably withheld. 

Based on the above, we intend to toll the applicable deadlines to reply by 15 business days. Please let us know if you have any objections.

Associated Costs

DESCRIPTION
CHARGE
Requestors shall pay for copies exceeding fifteen (15) pages$0.25 per copy [1]
Blueprints/plats$2.50/page [2]
Copy, Search, Retrieval and Redaction Fees for Town Staff. Requestors shall pay for staff time at a gross hourly rate equal to the minimum hourly rate of the following as adopted by Town Council in the Town’s Annual Budget:
  • Copying: Administrative Clerk 
  • Search/Retrieval paper documents: Administrative Clerk
  • Search/Retrieval electronic records: IT Technician
  • Redaction: Legal Secretary
Per hour/per employee [3]








Search/Retrieval’s requiring outside vendor supportActual Cost
Deposit for anticipated or apparent staff search time25% of estimated costs
USB 2.0 Flash drive$7.00 per drive (if the information requested is over 10mb)
CD containing copies of requested documents$5.00 per CD
Public Meeting DVD$10.00 per DVD
Video Duplication$15.00 per duplication
GIS Maps$10.00 (up to 11x17 inches) or $20.00 (larger than 11x17 inches) per map
Certified Copies from Clerk of Court$3.00 per copy
Elevation Certificates$20.00 per copy
Comprehensive Plan$50.00
Zoning Letter$20.00
Flood Zone Determination$20.00
Foundation Surveys/Site Plans$20.00 per copy
Black & White Zoning Maps (plotter size)$10.00
Color Zoning Maps (plotter size)10.00 and up depending on complexity
Custom GIS Map Fees$40.00 and up depending on complexity

[1] Prevailing copy rate as of 2017for standard 81/2 x 11 copies.
[2] If blueprints or plats exceed 81/2x11 size.
[3] Rates posted and adjusted annually, effective each July 1st. The FY 2020 rates:

  • Copying: Administrative Clerk - $14.91
  • Search/Retrieval paper documents: Administrative Clerk - $14.91
  • Search/Retrieval electronic records: IT Technician - $22.50
  • Redaction: Legal Secretary - $18.64

In accordance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, the Town of Mount Pleasant must respond to all FOIA requests within 10 business days of receipt of the request.

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