CS 021P Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA)

07/97 Revised 07/08/08 Training Completed 01/06/04

UCA 63G-2; 63G-2-201; R495-810, R527-005, ADM016



The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) became effective July 1, 1992.  GRAMA defines: who may and may not receive government records; record classifications; time requirements for providing records; establishment of fees for providing records; appeals processes for changing records and accessing denied records; and, criminal penalties for improperly releasing or not releasing records. 


EXCEPTION TO GRAMA:  Some records are considered restricted under GRAMA, which states “records to which access is restricted pursuant to court rule, another state statute, federal statute, or federal regulation, including records for which access is governed or restricted as a condition of participation in a state or federal program or for receiving state or federal funds”.  (UCA 63G-2-201(3)(b)).  Restricted information is not governed by GRAMA and GRAMA procedures do not apply.  The disclosure of restricted information is governed by the specific provisions of the applicable statute, rule or regulation.  For a list of restricted information and the procedures for releasing restricted information, refer to CS 026P Restricted Information.