Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Commonly Used Exemptions

The Code of Virginia allows Smyth County to withhold certain records from public disclosure.  Smyth County commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:
·         Personnel records (§ 2.2-3705.1 (1) of the Code of Virginia
·         Records subject to attorney-client privilege (§ 2.2-3705.1 (2)) or attorney work product
           (§ 2.2-3705.1 (3))
·         Vendor proprietary information (§ 2.2-3705.1 (6))
·         Records relating to the negotiation and award of a contract, prior to a contract being
          awarded (§ 2.2-3705.1 (12))
·         Others exemptions may apply. For a full list of exemptions, please reference Virginia
          Code §2.2-3705.1 et seq.

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More information about the Virginia FOIA can be found through the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.
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