Public Records (FOIA) Requests

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The Town of Leesburg is committed to the principles of open and accessible government. Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia, Title 2.2, Chapter 37), the Town provides citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia with access to existing public records by request. The document available for download below explains the process of making a records request:

Rights & Responsibilities: The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Town of Leesburg under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Town of Leesburg FOIA Officers

General Town Records Police Department Records 
Carmen Smith
Office of the Town Attorney
703-669-1420
csmith@leesburgva.gov
Thomas J. Moore, III
Sergeant, Leesburg Police
703-771-4570
tmoore@leesburgva.gov 

 

Prior to submitting your request, you may want to review the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is the Virginia Freedom of Information Act?

  • What is a public record?

  • How do I make a FOIA request?

  • Does it cost anything to make a FOIA request?

  • I have been told the records I am requesting have been destroyed. Is the Town allowed to destroy public records?

  • What if the information I am requesting does not exist? Is the Town required to create a report to answer my questions?

  • Once I have made a request, how long do I have to wait for the requested records?

  • Can the Town refuse to disclose records?