About FOIA

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees residents of the commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

A public record is any writing or recording, regardless of whether it is a paper record, an electronic file, an audio or video recording, or any other format, that is prepared or owned by, or in the possession of, a public body or its officers, employees, or agents in the transaction of public business. All public records are presumed to be open, and may only be withheld if a specific, statutory exemption applies.

Make a Request

You can submit a records request in the following ways:
  • Email: email FOIA@wrl.org
  • US Mail: FOIA Request, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • In Person: (WRL administration) 412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185