Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located in the Code of Virginia 52.2-3700 et  seq., guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to  public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue maintains assessment records, including Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL), tangible personal property, bank  franchise and local excise tax records.

Requesting Records


You may request records by U.S. Mail, fax, email, in person or by telephone. To request records,  you may direct your request to our FOIA Officer, Susan Draper. You may also contact her with  questions you have concerning a request for records.

Freedom of Information Advisory Council


The Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The Council may be contacted by email or by phone at 804-225-3056 or toll free 1-866-448-4100.
FOIA Rights and Responsibilities Link