Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County, Virginia

FOIA Office Responds to Thousands of Public Records Requests

In 2018, Fairfax County received 8,469 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — an average of 34 requests per working day.  And the volume and complexity of FOIA requests that the county receives continue to increase.

To address the growing demand, the county established a central FOIA office and adopted a new FOIA policy that aims to balance our commitment to transparency and openness, while ensuring the protection of the county’s privacy and security interests.

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