What is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
In accordance with the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. Chapter 100 and the Department’s Freedom of Information Act Policy, 8 DE Admin Code 900, any individual may request to review the Division’s public records.
How do I submit a FOIA request?
You may submit FOIA requests electronically using the online form at the bottom of this page. You may also e-mail, mail or fax your request. If you choose to send your request by email, mail or fax, write your request in letter form, being sure to include your contact information, and identify the specific file or record you wish to inspect as completely as possible.
Send mailed requests to:
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Division of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
Attn: FOIA Request Processor
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Fax requests to:
FOIA Request Processor - Division of Parks and Recreation
Fax: (302) 739-3817
If for any reason during the processing of your request you find that you no longer need the information you requested, please contact the FOIA Request Processor at (302) 739-9206 so that your request can be withdrawn.
What information must my FOIA request include?
Your request should fully describe the record(s) or information you seek. Please be specific and include information such as park, facility or site names, addresses, and any information or documentation that would help determine which section the request relates to. Please note: The Division does not have the capability to research requests described by tax parcel numbers or site maps.
What happens when I submit my FOIA request?
The Division will notify you with a Response Form that it has received your request and inform you as to whether or not there are records available for you to review. If there are, you may schedule an appointment to review the information. The Division processes all requests in a "date received" order.
Is there a cost associated with a FOIA request?
Section 4 of the Department’s FOIA Policy sets forth both administrative and photocopying fees associated with the fulfillment of a FOIA request. Under the Policy, the first twenty pages are provided free of charge to the requestor. After that, copies are $0.10 per printed page. Please refer to the Department’s full FOIA Policy: Delaware General Assembly : Delaware Regulations : Administrative Code : Title 8
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