Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)
This web portal will help you communicate with Powhatan County Government about what documents you need. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ensures the people of the Commonwealth ready access to public records in the custody of a public body. This web portal is designed to help you communicate with your government and gain easy access to the documents you are requesting. Official records are held by County departments and pursuant to governing document retention schedules. Use of the NextRequest platform is intended to facilitate public access to public records.
The county is allowed to require reasonable charges for services regarding requested records.
The County of Powhatan has several responsibilities they must meet when responding to a request for records.
There are some exemptions for which the county is allowed to withhold records.
Those requesting records have several rights and responsibilities granted to them by the Freedom of Information Act.
There are several ways a citizen may request records from the County of Powhatan.
See what types of records fall under the request guidelines of the Freedom of Information Act.
Questions for the following Departments/Offices:
Commissioner of the Revenue
Fire & Rescue/Emergency Management
Parks & Recreation
Public Safety Communications 911 Center