People, Structure, and Committees
Request for Information and Services
Requests for information to COMPASS generally fall into three categories: general information requests, requests for service, or public records requests.
General Information Requests
A general information request usually includes requests for information that is available for distribution such as reports, brochures, meeting minutes, etc. These requests can be made via email or a phone call to staff.
Requests for Service
A request for service generally involves a request for mapping/GIS, CommunityViz®, or modeling services. Your request will be forwarded to a COMPASS staff member who will then contact you within two working days to verify that we understand your request and have the resources to respond. If COMPASS staff does not have the resources to complete the request, we will attempt to provide an alternate suggestion as to how or where the request can more likely be completed.
For more information, contact the mapping department at (208) 475-2245.
A public records request includes, but is not limited to, written documents and electronic files containing information relating to the conduct or administration of the public's business prepared, owned, used or retained by COMPASS. The public can request in writing to examine or copy these types of public records.
While most records are available to the public, certain records may be withheld from disclosure due to their confidential nature; the exceptions to public record disclosure are described in the Idaho Public Records Act.
To submit a public records request you may either:
Per the Idaho Public Records Act, COMPASS may charge fees to recover actual labor and copying costs if in exceedance of 2 hours or 100 pages. COMPASS will contact the requestor prior to exceeding these thresholds.