Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

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.

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 U.S. Mail or Email. The addresses are below. Below are forms you may use, the Printable FOIA Request Form and the Online FOIA Request Form.

Printable FOIA Request Form Online FOIA Request Form

General Counsel
West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office
Building 1, Room E-145
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304.558.5000
LegalGroup@wvsto.com

Costs

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.

The cost for copying records in a paper form is $.50 per page. Postage and/or shipping costing more than the cost for one (1) ounce will be charged at our actual cost.Electronic records will be provided via Email in an Adobe PDF format without charge or on a CD-ROM at a cost of $10.00, unless you request them to be printed.

If the records requested cost less than $10.00, there will be no charge.

Checks should be made payable to “State of West Virginia” and mailed to the address above.

Frequently Requested Records

Unclaimed Property Records

For general requests for unclaimed property records, the State Treasurer’s Office will provide a link with the unclaimed property owner name, city and state.The link is updated quarterly.The West Virginia Unclaimed Property Act, W.Va. Code §36-8-1 et seq., provides that unclaimed property records are available for inspections and copying only by the owner or his/her personal representative.

Records of unclaimed property audits are exempt from disclosure under W.Va. Code §36-8-20(d).

Stale Check Records

Records pertaining to state checks not presented for payment for more than six (6) months from issuance are exempt from disclosure pursuant to W.Va. Code §12-3-1(d).Records pertaining to state checks issued less than six (6) months from disclosure will be provided.However, we will not provide a list of checks issued on behalf of a specific state agency.

View FOIA Policy

The Treasury does not collect state taxes. Visit the The West Virginia State Tax Department for assistance.

West Virginia State Treasurer's Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
304-558-5000 Toll Free: 800-422-7498

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