Our Public Records Policy

It is the policy of the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission to promptly provide citizens with public records upon request, subject to their payment of reasonable fees, to applicable laws protecting sensitive information, and to the interest of the general public in having the business of government carried on efficiently and without undue interference.

Submitting a Public Records Request

To create a new USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission public records request, please fill out the form below and click “Submit Request”

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    What To Expect

    The USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission strives to respond as promptly as possible to all public records requests received which are consistent with the demands of our agency’s functions as determined by state law.

    The nature of your request will dictate how promptly the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission responds. If your request very clearly identifies a specific, discrete document you are looking for, we will respond more quickly than if your request requires substantial staff time to process. A request will require substantial staff time to process if it requires difficulty in identifying and retrieving documents or taking measures to redact or otherwise withhold legally protected information.

    In addition, the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission is permitted by state law to charge reasonable fees in connection with processing public records requests. We will notify you in advance of the fees you likely will incur as a result of your request.

    The USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission may charge:

    • Standard Requests: A response fee of $20
    • Time-Intensive Requests: A response fee of $25 per hour
    • Copying Records: A fee of $.50 per page (8.5 x 11)
    • Postage at current rate; and other charges for work reasonably necessary to comply with the request.


    If you have questions about submitting a public records request to the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission, you may contact the agency’s public records coordinator at public.records@ussalabama.com