Where can I find more information about FOIA?

The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council is a state agency that can answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The Council may be contacted by email at foiacouncil@dls.virginia.gov, or toll-free by phone at 1-866-448-4100.


The text of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act is available online, or we can provide you with a copy upon request.


The Local Government Officials' Guide to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act is a 36-page printed booklet with more than 100 questions and answers about FOIA. We have purchased a limited supply and can provide you with one free copy for personal use.

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1. What records are available to the public?
2. How do I request a public record?
3. What information do I need to provide to make a public records request?
4. When can I expect my request to be processed?
5. How will I receive the records I request?
6. Will I have to pay for the records?
7. When can a request be denied?
8. Who is the County's FOIA Officer?
9. Where can I find more information about FOIA?
10. How do I request public records from Constitutional Officers?