What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act - or FOIA, for short - is a law that guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.  It can be found in the Virginia Code - section 2.2-3700.

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1. What is the Freedom of Information Act?
2. What is a public record?
3. What types of records does York County have?
4. Are any records exempt from release to the public?
5. How do I make a FOIA request?
6. What kind of response may I get from the County?
7. Is FOIA free or are there costs associated with requests?
8. Who are the County's FOIA Officers?
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