Public Records Request



How to Submit a Request

To make a public records request at MSD, please submit your request through the City of Cincinnati's public records management system:


This system allows City departments to intake, track, coordinate, redact, and release public records requests through a single platform. The centralized platform allows for greater ease of communication and sharing of records between departments.



MSD is committed to upholding the Ohio Public Records Act, which is based on the idea that a working democracy can only be accomplished if citizens are able to oversee their government's operations.

The law allows anyone to request access to public records.

Under the Ohio Public Records Act, a public record is any item kept by a public office that:


  • is stored on a fixed medium
  • is created, received, or sent under the jurisdiction of a public office
  • documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office.





When making a public records request, you must identify the records in a manner that allows us to determine what is being requested. If your request is too broad, or the records are not kept in the manner you have requested, you may be asked to narrow your scope. Certain records are exempted from the definition of a public record.

Copies of the records will be provided within a reasonable time. There is no set time limit for responding to a records request.


Need help?


Vicki Pohana, Public Records Coordinator
(513) 244-1300 (option 5)


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