Requests for Information (FOIA)

FOIA GraphicAbout Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted by the General Assembly to encourage transparency of government with citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Who Can Make a FOIA Request

Requests can be submitted to public entities by residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and media representatives located in or that broadcast into Virginia.

How To Make a FOIA Request

Citizens or media representatives may submit a request to the appropriate designated FOIA Officer via mail, email, phone call, or fax. The public entity is required to provide a response within five business days. If you would like to submit your request in writing you can use our FOIA Response Form (PDF).


Warren County may assess reasonable charges not to exceed its actual cost incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, searching for requested records, or developing a cost estimate. If you would like a cost estimate, please state as such in the FOIA request before the County provides (Code of Virginia Section 2.2-3704).

Where To Make a FOIA Request

  • To submit a general FOIA Request, via email
  • To submit a FOIA request to the Sheriff's Office, please email the Sherriff's Office
  • The list below are the FOIA Officers for Warren County and their respective Departments.
    • Administration - Caitlyn Shelton/Zach Henderson
    • Circuit Court Clerk's Office - Haley Phipps
    • Commonweatlh Attorney's Office - John Bell
    • Commissioner of the Revenue - Vivian Lake
    • Department of Social Services - Jon Martz
    • Treasurer's Office - Allison Ross