The Delaware Freedom of Information Act grants access to the public to obtain public records that are held by the government. Public records include any information of any kind owned, made and used by the government. This is a template form for requesting public information in Delaware inline with the Freedom of Information Act.
Name of State Act:
Freedom of Information Act
Personnel files, medical files, student files, trade documents, investigative documents, intelligence documents, donations to charity, collective bargaining, current lawsuits
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What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
The Delaware Supreme Court emphasizes public policies underlying the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to be to “ensure governmental accountability, inform the electorate, and acknowledge that public entities, as instruments of government, should not have the power to decide what is good for the public to know.” The Attorney General of Delaware further states, “It is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that our citizens shall have the opportunity to observe the performance of public officials and to monitor the decisions that are made by such officials in formulating and executing public policy; and further, it is vital that citizens have easy access to public records in order that the society remain free and democratic.”
What information is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act?
Some information is exempt from release externally under FOIA. Some examples are:
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