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FOIA - Freedom of Information Application

To Submit a Freedom of Information Application (FOIA), Please download our Application Form (PDF).

You may submit your written request by mail, fax or e-mail.

Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.

Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to either option.

There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a .15-cent-per-page charge.

You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.” In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest—not simply your personal interest—and merits a fee waiver.

To submit your FOIA request electronically, please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and your electronic mail address.

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