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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  June 2010

10-IB05 06/14/10 FOIA Opinion Letter to Ms. Rush re: FOIA Complaint Concerning Ocean View

Complainant asserts Town violated FOIA by charging an excessive amount for town related emails that were on the Mayor’s home computer. The Town informed Complainant that it would charge $1,875 for a contractor to retrieve the documents because the Town did not have an employee who could provide this service. HELD: Town did not overcharge for the FOIA request. Public body may choose to employ services of a private contractor to respond to FOIA requests so long as decision to do so is reasonable.

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