Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

To ensure the proper routing of your FOIA Request please read this important notice:

The Secretary of State’s Office DOES NOT maintain or provide public records for other WV agencies. FOIA requests must be submitted directly to the agency or public body that created or maintains the desired records.

For more information on the WV Freedom of Information Act:


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FOIA Requests for records Not maintained by the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office

Requests for public records must be submitted directly to the public body that is responsible for maintaining the records (see W. Va. Code § 29B-1-3).

To identify the proper public body, consider the following:

  1. The agency that created the record

  2. The agency responsible for keeping or holding the record

  3. The public official responsible for protecting the record

For more information on the WV Freedom of Information Act, please consult the Attorney General’s FOIA Handbook at the following link: http://ago.wv.gov/Documents/FOIA%20Handbook%20PDF.pdf

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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