Rejected personalized (aka "vanity) license plates in 2013

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Transportation of North Dakota.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. ยง 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

A list of all personalized license plate number applications that were rejected for the year 2013.

If available I am also looking for:

-The reason for the rejection of the personalized plate.
-The vehicle make and model.
-The City and County where the applicants vehicle would be registered.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Michael Morisy


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Barreth, Steven L.

Mr. Morisy

Please see attached letter in regards to your open records request to ND DOT


Steve Barreth
Information Management Officer
North Dakota Department of Transportation
(701) 328-4001

From: Kluzak, Mary B.

Dear Michael Morisy,

Your below open records request dated 6-15-2014 has been referred to me. The first hour of all open records requests are free, after that we charge $25.00 per hour. I estimate 3 and half hour on your request at a cost of $62.50. You can sent a check made out to NDDOT, to the attention of Jessica Broth in our Financial Management Division (same address as below) or call her at (701)328-2635 or Terry Slocomb at (701)328-4385 to use a credit card. Please reference the open records request ID #290. It is North Dakota Department of Transportation's policy to receive payment before we release the requested documents. Once we receive your payment I will collect the documents and sent you an invite to our secured FTP site.

If you have any question feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Mary Kluzak
Records Management Specialist
Information Technology Division - Information and Records Management
North Dakota Department of Transportation
608 Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND, 58505-0700
(701) 328-3534