Filing a FOIA Request

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Request or petition any state agency for information or documents subject to 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.

Frequently Asked Questions 
The Delaware Department of Justice provides answers to common questions about the Freedom of Information Act on its website.

State Agency FOIA Coordinators
List of Coordinators

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.

Governor’s Office
Lt. Governor’s Office
Attorney General’s Office
Auditor of Accounts
Insurance Commissioner
State Treasurer
General Assembly

Bank Commissioner
Children,Youth & Their Families
Defense Services
Delaware State Police
Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention Commission

Fire School
Health & Social Services
Human Resources
Management & Budget
Manufactured Home Relocation Authority
Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Professional Regulation
Public Advocate
Public Integrity Commission
Public Service Commission
Safety & Homeland Security
Secretary of State
Small Business
State Housing Authority
Technology & Information

Agency Policies

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

Auditor of Accounts 
Attorney General’s Open Government
Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Dept. of Technology and Information
Division of Air and Waste Management

Division of Public Health
Food Establishment Inspection Records
State Emergency Response Commission 
Department of Education 
Delaware National Guard


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.

Related Topics: 29 Del. Code – Chapter 100FOIAFreedom of Information ActSenate Bill 87