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  • A request for public records shall identify the requested records with reasonable specificity. Please describe the type of documents or information you seek. 
  • If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident please provide, if not already provided, the name(s) of the parties involved, the name of the investigating Trooper, the date and approximate time of the incident, the near exact location of the incident with direction of travel and cross street or mile mark, the jurisdiction of the incident if known, the types of vehicles involved, and most importantly the local case number (this item is found on the top of the page on the FR-300 and begins with DIV (accident report)).
  • Pursuant to § 2.2-3704, you must provide your full name and legal address.  A P.O. Box is not sufficient to meet this requirement.
  • Pursuant to § 2.2-3700 the Virginia General Assembly ensured the people of the Commonwealth ready access to public records. This citizen only access restriction was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in McBurney v Young, 569 US __ (12-17) (April 29, 2013).   A non-resident of Virginia is not entitled to records or documents under Virginia FOIA. 
  • A public body may make reasonable charges not to exceed its actual cost incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for the requested records.