Public Information Requests

Overview
The Town of Waxhaw demonstrates a strong commitment to upholding North Carolina's public records laws, which include, but are not limited to North Carolina General Statutes 132. We are focused on ensuring an open, timely, accurate and complete exchange of public information with our citizens.

Looking for Information?
Access public records for the Town of Waxhaw at your convenience via this website by using the Search feature.

If you can't find what you're looking for, simply fill out the Public Information Request and provide as much detailed information as possible. The Clerk's Office will be in contact with you regarding your inquiry.

Recent Requests for Information
The Board of Commissioners emphasizes a focus on transparency - live streaming meetings, website updates, a communication plan, use of social media - while ensuring all discussions are publicly held unless restricted by law. In 2017, we saw an increase in staff time consumed to issue public information requests. Specifically, the Clerk's Office received an “anonymous” and vague inquiry for an individual's emails over a two-year period.

An electronic mail message or “email chain” consists of a digitally created, transmitted, and stored message and any attached digital documents both to and from the sender.  State and local governments use email for a variety of tasks such as sending and receiving internal and external correspondence, distributing memos, circulating drafts, disseminating directives, transferring official documents, and supporting various business processes of the organization. Because of the amount of data that had to be reviewed, this particular public information request resulted in over 100 hours of cumulative staff and consultant time.

Due to the cost of this anonymous request, we are providing access to all of the files to the public. The emails can be accessed via the link below. 

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Commonly Requested Information:
Agendas & Minutes
Town Charter
Town Ordinances