Right-to-Know Registration and/or Appeal of an Ombudsman’s Order (RSA 91-A:7-a)
The intent of this new process is to provide the public with a simpler, less costly, and quicker way to resolve complaints under the right-to-know statute. Anyone can file a written complaint with the office of the ombudsman. There is a $25 fee associated with the filing. The ombudsman shall determine if there have been any right-to-know violations and issue a ruling.
Any party may appeal the ombudsman’s final decision to the superior court by filing a Right-to-Know Appeal within 30 days after the ombudsman’s final ruling by filing the Right-to-Know Appeal Form, along with a copy of the ombudsman’s ruling. Citizen-initiated appeals shall have no filing fee.
If the ombudsman’s final ruling is not appealed, it may be registered in Merrimack County Superior Court as an enforceable judgement.
Appeal of Ombudsman Order
File in Paper (Exempt from E-filing)