The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — located in § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia — guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
Your FOIA rights
You have the right to request to inspect or receive copies of public records, or both.
You have the right to request that any charges for the requested records be estimated in advance.
If you believe that your FOIA rights have been violated, you may file a petition in district or circuit court to compel compliance with FOIA.