Here are FOIA resources for you to use as-needed:
Justice Department Guide - Click here
GWU FOIA Basics - Click here
Vanderbilt First Amendment Center How to File a FOIA Request - Click here
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council (the Act, updates, materials) - Click here
Virginia FOIA template: (Note - this was used by a concerned citizen to request information about
license plate readers - modify to suit your needs)
(POLICE DEPARTMENT ADDRESS - or the agency from which you need information)
REQUEST UNDER THE VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
To whom it may concern:
I am a citizen of Virginia and pursuant to the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Act, Virginia
Code § 2.2-3806 and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code §§ 2.2-3700 et seq., I am writing
to request copies of all records of my personal vehicle (LICENSE PLATE NUMBER HERE), including any
date, time, and location information, collected by any Automated License Plate Reader.
Please also send me all information about the nature of the sources of the information, and the names of
any recipients of the information. It is my right under Virginia law to review my own personal information
of this nature. A copy of my drivers license is enclosed.
I look forward to an initial response to my request to within five business days, as required by state law.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to call me at ____________.
Please email the information to ______________________, or mail paper document copies to: