Freedom of Information Act:

The Freedom of Information Act (F.O.I.A.)  is a law that gives you the right to access information from the government.  It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Under the F.O.I.A. Title 29 of the State of Delaware Code, agencies must disclose any information that is requested – unless that information is protected from public disclosure. The F.O.I.A. also requires that agencies automatically disclose certain information, including frequently requested records.  To request information from the Delaware City government please fill out a Request for Public Records Form 12-0123 and return it to Town Hall, 407 Clinton Street.  Delaware City’s F.O.I.A. If you have any questions, please contact Delaware CIty’s F.O.I.A. Coordinator, Britney Loveland at 302-834-4573.

(Be as specific as you can, describing types of records, dates, parties to correspondence, subject matter, etc. The public body will make every reasonable effort to assist you in identifying the record being sought. Requests for voluminous records may be delayed.)

There may be costs involved in responding to your request. The public body can require you to examine the records at the office of the public body. Refer to the public body’s policy or regulations for information about costs and access to records.

*Within 15 business days from receipt of your request the public body must either provide you with access to the records, deny your request, or state that additional time is needed.*

NOTICE: Under Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. §§ 10001-10006 (“FOIA”), a FOIA request or petition, along with any information contained therein or any documents attached thereto, submitted to any “public body” subject to FOIA, including, without limitation, any board, bureau, commission, department, agency or committee of the State, may itself be deemed a “public record” subject to disclosure under FOIA.