Open Record/Sunshine Requests

Use our online request form.
Fill out our online form.

If you wish to view or obtain copies of department records, the following options are available to you.  Please be aware that any records you request, in person or otherwise, may not be available for your immediate review, depending on the nature of your request and the availability of staff to assist you.

The department's Custodian of Records is Pete Cosgrove who reports to the General Counsel.

If requesting information from the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF) or Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA), please visit their respective websites.

References

Your Request Should Include

Please include the following information to help ensure you receive access to or copies of the records you are requesting.

The department generally organizes its files by permit number and company or facility name. Providing this information will make it easier for us to quickly respond to your request. Please be as specific as possible about the information you are requesting.

Costs

Fees for duplication may be collected as stated below and as otherwise provided by law.  Payment of such copying fees may be requested prior to making copies.  Prior to producing copies of the requested records, the person requesting the records may request the department to provide an estimate of the costs associated with copying the requested records.

Fee Waiver

A requester may ask for a fee waiver.  Copies may be provided at no charge if the cost and time involved is minimal. The Custodian of Records may waive the fee if it is determined that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the department and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.

The requester may be asked to provide the following information to determine whether a fee should be assessed or waived.

Exceptions

All department records are available for public view unless one of the exceptions to disclosure listed in the Sunshine Law applies.

Types of information that may be kept confidential include:

All information above is governed by applicable laws and policies.  All laws are governed by Sections 610.010 to 610.200, RSMo.  The Department policy and procedure regarding the Missouri Sunshine Law can be found in policy number 2.02.

Questions and Comments

Please contact the department’s Custodian of Records at custodianofrecord@dnr.mo.gov, by telephone at 573-522-4293 (or toll free 800-361-4827), by fax at 573-526-3444, or by mail at Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Attn: Custodian of Records, Pete Cosgrove , P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102, with any requests, questions, or comments on access to records or information.