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
Attorney General’s Office
Auditor of Accounts
Children,Youth & Their Families
Delaware State Police
Fire Prevention Commission
Fish & Wildlife
Health & Social Services
Lt. Governor’s Office
Management & Budget
Manufactured Home Relocation Authority
Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Public Integrity Commission
Public Service Commission
Safety & Homeland Security
Secretary of State
Technology & Information
The Freedom of Information Act applies to all State Agencies. Below is a list of State Agencies with dedicated FOIA information.
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.