Requesting Records

  • You may request records by U.S. Mail, fax, email, in person, or over the phone. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not require that your request be in writing, nor do you need to specifically state that you are requesting records under FOIA.
  • Your request must identify the records you are seeking with "reasonable specificity." This is a common-sense standard. It does not refer to or limit the volume or number of records that you are requesting; instead, it requires that you be specific enough so that we can identify and locate the records that you are seeking.
  • Your request must ask for existing records or documents. FOIA gives you a right to inspect or copy records; it does not apply to a situation where you are asking general questions about the work of the Treasurer’s Office, nor does it require the Treasurer’s Office to create a record that does not exist.
  • You must make a reasonable agreement about a response to a large request. Making a FOIA request is not an adversarial process, but we may need to discuss your request with you to ensure that we understand what records you are seeking.

Make a Request

To request records from the Treasurer’s Office, you may direct your request to Jason Vandever. You can email Jason Vandever, call him at  434-970-3146 or send him a letter:
P.O. Box 2854
Charlottesville, VA 22902

You may also contact him with questions you have concerning requesting records from the Treasurer’s Office. 

Freedom of Information Advisory Council

In addition, the Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. You may email the Council  or call them at 804-225-3056 or (toll-free) 866-448-4100.