Request MethodsYou may request records by:
- Using our efficient portal located here https://powhatancountyva.nextrequest.com/
- By phone
- In person
- U.S. Mail
Written RequestsThe Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not require that your request be in writing, nor do you need to specifically state that you are requesting records under FOIA.
Advantages of Written RequestsFrom a practical perspective, it may be helpful to both you and the person receiving your request to put your request in writing for the following reasons:
- It allows you to create a record of your request.
- It gives the county a clear statement of what records you are requesting, so that there is no misunderstanding over a verbal request.