The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“Act”), W.Va. Code §29B-1-1 et seq., requires public bodies to provide public records in response to requests, unless those records are exempt from disclosure in accordance with the Act.
Filing a Request
No particular form is required to submit a FOIA request. To make sure we understand exactly what you want, we need your request to be in writing. A request may be made via letter or email. If you would like to email a FOIA request, we have a form you may use on this website. Click on the FOIA Request form button below.
West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office
Building 1, Room E-122
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Reports and documents normally distributed to the public are available without cost, unless you are requesting several copies or producing the copies would be burdensome or expensive. If there will be a cost, we will let you know the amount before we make the copies, unless you give us a limit.
The cost for copying records in a paper form is $.50 per page. Documents maintained electronically are typically available on CD-ROM at a cost of $21.00.
Checks should be made payable to “State of West Virginia.”
Unclaimed Property Records
The State Treasurer’s Office receives many requests for Unclaimed Property records. Please look through our FAQ's before submitting.