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Public Records Policy

Public records are any documents that relate to the business or activity of the city.

Records must be requested from the public records custodian of the city. Requests in person must be done during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. 

Requests must at least identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the public office to identify, retrieve and review the records. 

Requests may be in writing (fillable form) or emailed to

Requestor’s intended use of the information or documents requested need not be disclosed. Contact information, such as email address, mailing address or phone number must be provided.

Public records (hard copies or electronic files) will be made available within a reasonable period of time. There is no charge for electronic files that are emailed. Digital files transferred to CDs or thumb drives will charged to the requestor based on the city’s cost of the CDS or thumb drives. Copies made on paper are five cents (5¢) per page. There is no charge if the total pages provided for the requestor is nine pages or less per day. The public records custodian or other authorized officer, employee or representative will make the copies. Hard copies can be mailed but the cost of transmission will be borne by the requestor and, if payment is made by check, copies will not be made until the check clear. 

Any denial of public records requested in part or in whole will include an explanation for the denial. 

Press Room

If you are a member of the media and need a copy of the city logo or a headshot of Mayor Tim DeGeeter, you may download these below. 

Director of Communications

Carolyn J. Kovach 

Carolyn Kovach is the communications director for the city of Parma, Mayor’s Office. She will oversee media relations, crisis communications, web content, social media, community relations and public records requests.

Kovach has 20 years of experience in marketing and communications. Most recently, she was the marketing manager at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus in Parma and Tri-C’s Brunswick University Center. Prior to Tri-C, she was the publications strategist at Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the director of communications at Saint Ignatius High School. She also has experience in the corporate sector, working as a corporate communications editor for American Greetings from 2000-2003.

Before transitioning to public relations, Kovach worked as an award-winning county reporter for a chain of community newspapers in South Palm Beach County, Fla.




Monday - Friday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Carolyn Kovach
Communications Director
Office: 440-885-8181
Cell: 216-346-9935
Fax: 440-885-8012