The user is entitled to access information by submitting an oral or written request to the competent authority of the public authority.
If an application is filed orally or by telephone, an official note will be drawn up and, if submitted through electronic communications, a written request will be considered.
The written request contains:
- the name and seat of the public authority body to which the request is based,
- information that is important for the recognition of the information required,
- name and surname and address of the applicant’s physical person, company, or the name of the legal person and its head office.
The applicant is not required to state the reasons for which he or she is seeking access to information nor is it obliged to apply for the application of this Act.
Access to information in proceedings before public authorities is not subject to administrative and court fees.
Based on the request for access to information, the body of public authority shall decide no later than 15 days from the date of submission of the due request.
The deadlines for exercising the right of access to information may be extended by 15 days from the date on which the public authority body was required to decide on the request for access to information: if the information has to be requested outside the headquarters of the public authorities if one request requires a large number of different information, if this is necessary to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the required information, or if it is necessary to carry out a test of proportionality and public interest.
On the extension of the deadlines, the public authority shall without delay notify the applicant at the latest within eight days from the date of receipt of the due process request and state the reasons why that deadline has been extended.
If the user feels that the information provided on the basis of the request is incorrect or complete, he may require its correction or amendment within 15 days of the date of receipt of the information. The authority of the public authority is obliged to decide on the request for amendment or correction of the information within 15 days from the date of receipt of the request.