FOIA Database Requirements

W. Va. Code § 29B-1-3a requires all public bodies to enter information about completed FOIA requests into the Secretary of State's online database after completing a FOIA request.

Public bodies do not publish copies of the requested records to the database. By law, Public Bodies publish basic information about the completed requests, including the requestor’s name, organization, summary of the request, whether any records were redacted or denied, the specific statutory exemption(s) for redaction or denial, and whether any fees were charged.

If you represent a Public Body Click HERE to log in to the FOIA Database as an agency user.

If you wish to setup an account to log FOIA entries on behalf of a Public Body, please Create a new account HERE. Instructions for obtaining the proper authorization as a FOIA Database User can be found HERE.

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