Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from government agencies. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

Government agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

The FOIA also requires agencies to proactively post online certain categories of information, including frequently requested records. The FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.


WRITTEN PUBLIC SUMMARY OF FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)

Freedom of Information Act Procedures/Guidelines

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form

Appeal to City Council

Appeal of Denial of Record to Mayor

Appeal of Excessive Fee

FOIA – Affidavit of Indigency Requesting Partial Waiver of Costs

FOIA – Request for Waiver of Costs Non-Profit Organization