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Fairfax County, Virginia

703-324-3187
TTY 711

703fairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov


Tony Castrilli,
Director of Public Affairs
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) is the state law governing access by citizens of Virginia, and representatives of the media, to public records and to meetings of public bodies.
VFOIA provides that, with some specific exemptions and exceptions, all meetings of public bodies shall be open to the public and all public records open for public inspection.
Fairfax County complies with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and also maintains its own county policy.
Fairfax County complies with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and also maintains its own county policy.
Your Rights / County Responsibilities
Read the Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of Fairfax County Government under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to learn your rights and the County’s responsibilities when submitting a VFOIA request.
Your Rights / County Responsibilities
Read the Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of Fairfax County Government under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to learn your rights and the County’s responsibilities when submitting a VFOIA request.
The FOIA Office provides a snapshot of data every year. Prior year reports are included here for comparison.
 
The FOIA Office provides a snapshot of data every year. Prior year reports are included here for comparison.
 
Before submitting a VFOIA request to Fairfax County, it is recommended that you first conduct a search of Fairfax County’s website
Conducting a search of the county’s website may also assist the requester in identifying the county department or agency that has the type(s) of records sought.
The types of records held by Fairfax County agencies include, but are not limited to:
Members of the media should contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551, Fairfax, VA 22035, e-mail FOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-3187.
Members of the public should contact the agency, department or entity that may have the records sought.
Please refer to the list below or visit the Fairfax County Department & Agencies List.
Fairfax County Agency
Contact Information
Code Compliance
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1016
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-1300
Code Compliance FOIA Form
Email: Codecompliance@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fire and Rescue Department
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-246-4803
Fire and Rescue FOIA Form (PDF)
Email: Fire.FOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fire Marshal FOIA Form (PDF)
Email: Fire.FireMarshalFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Health Department
10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-246-2411
Health Department FOIA Form (PDF)
Email: health@fairfaxcounty.gov
Human Resources
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-3311
Email: HRVFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Land Development Services
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-1895
Land Development Services FOIA Form
Email: LDSFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Park Authority
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-8701
Park Authority FOIA Form (PDF)
Email: parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov
Planning and Development
12055 Government Center Parkway, 7th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-1380
Email: DPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Police Department
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-246-4561
FCPD FOIA Form (PDF)
Email: FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Public Safety Communications
4890 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
571-350-1710
Public Safety Communications FOIA Form
Email: dpscrecordsrequest@fairfaxcounty.gov
4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
703-877-5600
Email: DOTFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fairfax County Government is not the record custodian for records held by the entities listed below:
Entity
FOIA Contact Information
Fairfax County Circuit Court
Circuit Court Contact Information
Fairfax County General District Court
General District Court Contact Information
Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Contact Information
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
FCPS Contact Information
Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s Office Contact Information
Economic Development Authority (EDA)
EDA Contact Information
Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney
Commonwealth’s Attorney Contact Information
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
VDH Contact Information
VDOT Contact Information
 
Countywide FOIA Officer: Amanda Kastl
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-2639, TTY 711
Email: FOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov

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Fairfax County Public Meetings Calendar

All meetings of all public bodies, as defined in VFOIA, are generally required to be open meetings, subject to certain exceptions spelled out in VFOIA.
For there to be a “meeting” subject to the Act, there must be at least three members of the body, or a quorum of the public body if less than three, present for the purpose of discussing or transacting public business. A gathering of public employees is not a meeting under VFOIA.
An open meeting is a meeting open to members of the public. During the course of a public meeting, a public body may go into a closed meeting to discuss certain specific types of matters set forth in VFOIA. In order to do so, the public body must follow the specific procedures set forth in VFOIA to go into and come out of closed session.
VFOIA permits members of the public to photograph or record (audio, visual, or audio-visual) public meetings. It also permits public bodies to adopt reasonable rules concerning the use of cameras and recorders, designed to prevent disruption.
Learn More About VFOIA
Virginia FOIA Training Day 2020
On August 7, 2020, Fairfax County partnered with Alan Gernhardt, Executive Director of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council, to provide this virtual Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) training to over 200 attendees from over 60 jurisdictions across Virginia. For more, read the news release.
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council
More information about VFOIA can be found through the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. The Freedom of Information Advisory Council has an online public comment form allowing any FOIA requester to comment on the quality of assistance provided by Fairfax County.
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