Public Information Request

The Town of Ridgeville provides the following ways for you to submit your public information request. If the information you want is not already publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the town. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records (for example, printed or electronic form). The FOIA does not require agencies to create new records or to conduct research, analyze data, or answer questions when responding to requests.

There is no specific form that must be used to make a request.

Hand Delivery or Mail

You may hand deliver or mail your FOIA request to the Town Hall at 105 School St. Ridgeville SC 29472.

Written Form

You may submit a request to any Town Employee in any written form, including by electronic mail, fax, or letter.

Good to Know

Please note that for a public information request to be valid, it must be submitted in writing to the Town. Agencies typically process requests in the order of receipt.  The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and any backlog of requests already pending at the agency.  A simple request can be processed faster by the agency than one that is complex.  Simple requests are typically more targeted and seek fewer pages of records.  Complex requests typically seek a high volume of material or require additional steps to process such as the need to search for records in multiple locations.  The agency’s FOIA Requester Service Center is available to assist you with any questions about the status of your request or any steps you can take to receive a quicker response.