Freedom of information

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

The FOIA 2000 provides anybody with a right to request recorded information held by public authorities such as Devon County Council.

The request should :

  • be in writing
  • describe the information required in as much detail as possible
  • include an address for correspondence

How to make a Freedom of Information request

Our obligations are to :

  • acknowledge receipt of your request
  • confirm if we hold the information or not
  • provide the information if held, subject to any exemptions that may apply
  • provide a response to your request within twenty working days of receipt

Other types of request

Make a request under Environmental Information Regulations