The Freedom of Information Act permits inspection of public records created and maintained by public bodies. Public bodies include state agencies, county and municipal governments, offices, and boards, and some non-government bodies that are funded with government monies.
The Secretary of State maintains an online database where the public can view basic information about completed FOIA requests. However, the actual records responsive to each request are not hosted in the database.
All public bodies are required to report information about completed requests on every 10th day of each month after the request is complete.
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
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.6000 toll free 877.372.8398 email: FOIA@wvsos.gov