FOIA Office Responds to Thousands of Requests for Public Records

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. (Read more here…)