Public Records Requests

The Daily Tar Heel is committed to keeping public agencies open and honest. Use this page to keep track of what records we've been requesting and how long it takes agencies to get back to us. According to North Carolina law, a public record is defined as any kind of "documentary material" made or received in the transaction of public business by a North Carolina agency - so that's not just text, but also photos, videos, audio, etc. Anyone can request a public record, and the individual is not required to give a reason for the request. "Learn more.": Contact the desk editor at