How much does it cost to submit a FOIA request?

There is no cost required to submit a FOIA request.  However, FOIA allows local governments to make a reasonable charge to cover its actual cost to access, search for, duplicate, and supply requested records.  It is the goal of the County to keep the cost as low as possible.  The requestor may ask for an advance estimate of the charges for complying with the request.  If charges are expected to exceed $200, the County may require the requestor to pay the estimated charges in advance, before the request is processed.  Any unpaid balances past due for more than 30 days after billing must be paid before the County will fulfill any future requests.

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1. What is the Virginia Freedom of Information Act?
2. What general policies does the Act establish?
3. How do I make a FOIA request?
4. Who can make a FOIA request?
5. How much does it cost to submit a FOIA request?
6. What documents can I ask for under FOIA?
7. When will the County respond to my request?
8. What information should I provide when making a records request?
9. What are FOIA exemptions?
10. Is there a form that I have to use to submit a FOIA request?
11. Where do I send my FOIA request?