West Virginia

West Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request Form

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West Virginia

Freedom of Information Act Form

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Overview:

Under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, anyone can request public records without a statement of purpose. There are no restrictions on the use of records. Here is a template for requesting public information under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Name of State Act:

Freedom of Information Act

  • Exemptions:

    Trade secrets, information violating personal privacy, exam data, archaeological sites, and law enforecement records for internal use

  • Response Time:

    5 Business Days

  • Restrictions

    None

Frequently Asked Questions about

West Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request Form

We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

Who must report information to the FOIA database? 

Any public body (state agency, county government, municipal government, etc.) must report certain information related to FOIA requests they receive into the database. 

Do I have to submit a copy of the FOIA request or of the documents that are responsive to the FOIA? 

No. There is sufficient space in the database for a user to enter “the nature of the request” (subject) as required by the law. And the law specifically says that governmental bodies are not to submit copies of the documents responsive to the request.

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