Freedom Of Information Act
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.