Public Records Policy

Public Records production policy

Due to an increasing number of large volume public records requests, Orange County can no longer provide free public records production. As authorized by North Carolina statute, the county shall charge the actual cost of production for all records requests having a value greater than $25. See chart below for per page costs, based on ink and size of paper.

To make a public records request, please contact Melvyn Blackwell.

Public Records Costs

Chart of costs for hard copy public records in various printed formats.
Ink on copy Size of paper Hard copy cost
per page
Electronic cost
per page
Black 8.5x11 $0.05 $0.015
Black 8.5x14 $0.06 $0,015
Black 11x17 $0.07 $0.015
Color 8.5x11 $0.15 $0.015
Color 8.5x14 $0.20 $0.015
Color 11x17 $0.25 $0.015