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Apr 10

Requesting Public Records

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 2:48 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Is it possible to request a copy of an audio tape that I have been told exists? It is of an old case.

A.  In order for the City of Laramie to process requests for public records,  individuals are required to complete a Public Records Request form, which is available on our website at: After a request is received, the approval and information gathering process is started, with an expected completion time of 5 to 7 business days. If the information can be transmitted electronically, we expect there to be no costs incurred. However, if for any reason this is not the case, the requestor will be informed of any costs related to their request prior to completion. For public safety-related records requests, individuals should contact the Records Division at 307-721-5325 for information on their records release process requirements.

Apr 09

Who owns/maintains streets in and around UW campus?

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Parking around UW is always a challenge but what I would like to know is who "owns" the streets that surround and go through the UW campus. For example, 19th street and Willett drive, Armory Rd and 22nd street. Are they owned and maintained by UW or are they owned and maintained by the City of Laramie?

A.  Regarding the University of Wyoming Campus, the 12th/13th St loop north of Ivinson, Fraternity/Sorority row, King from 15th east, and 19th Street from Willett to Harney are UW streets and maintained by UW.

Streets owned and maintained by the City of Laramie near the UW campus include Willett, Harney, Armory and 22nd.

Mar 22

Business Parking Lot Plowing

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 8:45 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  What are the rules on businesses having to plow their parking lots?

A.  Since parking lots are not considered to be part of the public right-of-way, Laramie Municipal Code does not specifically address snow removal for parking lots. City owned and managed parking lots are plowed as needed, or when snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches.