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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


About the Act


Delaware Freedom of Information Act
The Act ( 29 Del. Code, Chapter 100) establishes that "it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner" and that "it is vital that citizens have easy access to public records in order that the society remain free and democratic."

Senate Bill 87
Passed in the 146th General Assembly and signed by Governor Markell on October 20, 2011, requires that a standard form for requests under the Act be made available to the public.

Executive Order No. 31
Approved by the Governor on October 20, 2011, requires executive branch agencies to adopt a standardized policy for requests.

State Agency FOIA Coordinators
PDF Document


Make a FOIA Request, by Agency


Select an Agency below to send a FOIA request online, or download and use the savable/printable PDF Request Form. You can use the state agency directory to find mailing addresses for state agencies.

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.


Agency Policies


The Freedom of Information Act applies to all State Agencies. Below is a list of State Agencies with dedicated FOIA information.

Did You Know?


Delaware and Pennsylvania Border

Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania. The border was drawn at the time of the original land grants to William Penn from King Charles II and the Duke of York.


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