The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Database is the repository of FOIA requests received by our office pertaining to the information maintained by our agency.
The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is intended to provide the public with access to certain governmental documents and records, subject to various exemptions provided by the Act. FOIA does not require the Secretary of State’s office to create documents in response to a request, or to answer questions directed to this office or any other government office(s). FOIA merely requires the Secretary of State’s office to make available to the public the requested record(s).
The Secretary of State’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Database is required by W.Va. State Code §29B-1-3(f) and W.Va. State Code §29B-1-3a(a).
In order to enter information into the database, state agencies and county and municipal governments must set up an account. FOIA Database Account Setup.
Once you have created an account you must fill out the FOIA Database Access Form and email it to FOIA@wvsos.gov.
All public bodies are required to enter specific information into the database for each FOIA request they receive.
NOTE: Searching the FOIA Requests database is open to the public.
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FOIA requests must be submitted directly to the agency/public body that is responsible for maintaining the requested records. Please contact the appropriate agency/public body to identify the proper records custodian(s).
The fee structure herein designated shall serve as the current policy with respect to all requests by any division within the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. Payment will be required prior to receiving the request information. The Secretary, at his or her discretion, may elect to waive any and all fees.
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