Office of Legal Affairs

Public Records Requests

The University of Toledo is a public institution and, therefore, its records are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act (see link below). 

A record is defined by Ohio Revised Code 149.011(G) as:  "any document, device, or item, regardless of physical form or characteristic, including an electronic record...created or received by or coming under the jurisdiction of any public office of the state or its political subdivisions, which serves to document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office."

It is important to remember, however, that not all records kept by The University of Toledo are subject to disclosure.  For example, student education records, patient records, security and infrastructure records, trade secrets, records related to ongoing litigation and any attorney-client privileged communications, as well as others, are all statutorily exempt from disclosure.

To facilitate a timely response, members of the media seeking records may submit requests to Meghan Cunningham of University Marketing and Communications.  All other requesters may submit requests to the Office of Legal Affairs either in person, by telephone, in writing (including e-mail) or through the online request form below.

Office of Legal Affairs/Public Records
University Hall, Room 3620
MS 943
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.530.8411
Fax: 419.530.8545

Online Request Form

Meghan Cunningham
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Memorial Field House, Room 3019
MS 190
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.530.2410
Fax: 419.530.4618



If you prefer to download a form to complete and submit through your preferred method of communication, you can access a hard copy form here.

Public Records Requests


If you need to serve a subpoena on The University of Toledo for records or appearance, please direct the subpoena to The Office of Legal Affairs, 2801 W. Bancroft Street, University Hall 3620, MS 943, Toledo, Ohio 43606.


Last Updated: 8/22/23