Pursuant to Idaho Code § 74 to 103 the county must either grant or deny a person's request to examine or copy public records within 3 working days of the date of the receipt of the request for examination or copying.
Longer Period of Time
If it is determined by the County office or department to which the request is directed that a longer period of time is needed to locate or retrieve the public records, it must notify the person requesting the records in writing and will then be required to provide the public records to the person no later than 10 working days following the person's request. If clarifying information is needed, the County will respond to the request within 10 working days of receipt of the request as opposed to the 3 working days time frame.
If requested records are in electronic format which requires conversion to another electronic format by the County or by a third party, and that conversion is unable to be completed within 10 working days, the County must notify the person requesting the records in writing. The County must provide the converted public record at a time mutually agreed upon between the County and the person requesting the records, with due consideration given to any limitations that may exist due to the process of conversion or due to the use of a third party to make the conversion.
If the County office or department to which the request is directed fails to respond, the request will be deemed to have been denied within 10 working days following the request. Furthermore, if the request is denied, or is denied in part and granted in part, the person legally responsible for administration of that office or department, or that person's designee, must notify the person requesting the records of the denial or partial denial in writing.
Notice of Denial
The notice of denial or partial denial must include a statement that an attorney for the County has reviewed the request or the County has had the opportunity to have an attorney review the request but has chosen not to do so. The notice must also include the statutory authority for the denial and a clear statement regarding the right to appeal the denial or partial denial pursuant to Idaho Code § 74 to 115, and the time periods for doing so.