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Virginia Freedom of Information Act: Requester's Guide

Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (not the federal FOIA) provides Virginia's citizens a critical and accessible means of obtaining information about their government and its agencies. A VA FOIA request can seek documents and other information retained by the state or local government.

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The best resource to find information about Virginia's Freedom of Information Law is the FOIA Council (link below). Their agency is responsible for overseeing, implementing, and advising issues related to VA FOIA across the state.

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