Freedom of Information

We uphold the principles of openness and transparency across our organisation and will link to as much published information as possible through our Publication Scheme.

We recommend that you check the Publication Scheme menu options on the left < from Who We Are and What We Do to Lists and Registers to see if the information you need is already available.

There are also many specialist sources of information which you can search and we strongly recommend that you do this, where relevant, before making a request, a sample is linked to below :

To obtain a copy of information that is not currently published you can make a request.

We recognise the rights of the public to request information held by us under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and are committed to responding to these requests in a professional, lawful and timely manner.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including Devon County Council, and places a number of obligations on that public authority.

If you make a Freedom of Information request to us you must be informed if we hold that information or not and, subject to any exemptions, be supplied with that information within twenty working days of us receiving your request.

Your request should be in writing and you do not have to state why you need the information but please provide us with contact details for our response.

We may also hold and process personal information about you which you are legally entitled to view under Data Protection laws and publish detailed guidance about how you can access your personal data and how we process it securely and fairly.