September 15, 2017 00:51 Updated Follow No, but a public agency has the discretion to require the request be in writing or on a form provided by the agency. www.in.gov/pac Related articles How much can I be charged for a copy of a record? How long does the agency have to give me the records I requested? I just want to inspect a record without receiving a copy. Can I just look at the records? How long do I have to file a formal complaint? Do I have to file a formal complaint to get assistance from the Public Access Counselor?