How to File a Notice of Appeal

The following guide is designed to help you file a notice of appeal under GRAMA to the Utah State Records Committee (SRC).

To file a notice of appeal a requester must provide the following:

  • Name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number of the Appellant. (U.C. 63G-2-403(2))
  • A copy of the initial GRAMA request. (Administrative RuleR35-2-2(3))
  • A copy of the governmental entity’s decision. (U.C. 63G-2-403(2))
  • A copy of the chief administrative officer’s decision.
    • (Or a notation that the request was “an affirmed denial,” meaning the governmental entity did not respond at all.)
  • A written statement of relief sought.

All appeals must be made in writing and must be submitted to the SRC executive secretary no later than 30 days after the date of issuance of the decision being appealed. If that timeframe expires before you provide the required information to the executive secretary, you lose your right to appeal and may need to file a new GRAMA request with the governmental entity.

Submitting a Notice of Appeal to the Executive Secretary

The simplest and best way to prepare an appeal is to use the records request forms located on the Utah State Archives website. However, a simple written letter is acceptable. The Appeals Form can be used to appeal whole denials, partial denials, and deemed denials (i.e., when the governmental entity does not respond by the deadline), as well as to appeal any fees being charged and claim of extraordinary circumstances by the governmental entity.

The SRC will accept appeals sent via email, fax, or U.S. Postal Service.

Rebekkah Shaw
SRC Executive Secretary
346 S. Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106
Phone: 801-531-3851
Fax: 801-531-3867

In-person submissions are accepted at the Utah State Archives, 346 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT, during normal business hours.

Page Last Updated September 25, 2020 .