Troy Carter

Dear Abby,

I have received a letter denying my request for a fee waiver. The request’s status now reads Payment Required. Do I need to respond to the agency and indicate a willingness to pay before they will give me a price quote?

Many thanks,

Troy Carter tmcarter

Ryan Carboni

I’m pretty sure you can request a price quote/breakdown of search fees and printing fees before stating a willingness to pay.

Shawn Musgrave

Hi Troy! It looks like we miscategorized this request as “Payment Required” rather than “Awaiting Response.” In many cases, a fee waiver denial will come with a fee estimate or a requirement for the requester to commit to paying fees. In this case, the agency will come up with an estimate and send it by separate letter.

Sorry for any confusion!

-Shawn

Troy Carter

The experience is great, learning as I go thanks to everyone’s help. Muckrock rocks!

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