Freedom of Information Requests

The Town of Stratford is committed to the principle that access to public records and meetings of public agencies is critical to good government. The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to request and obtain records from public agencies within certain limitations. You may request records that are NOT available on the Town of Stratford’s website. The Town has no obligation to perform analytical work, studies, investigations, calculations, research or reviews or create any special/customized document/materials retrieval in response to a FOIA request. Only public documents/records that currently exist are subject to the Act. Certain records may be subject to exemptions or privileges as provided by the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act. There is an established retention schedule for all Town records per the Connecticut State Library. Records that have exceeded the required retention may no longer be available.

PLEASE NOTE: Requesters should be aware that the Town of Stratford receives many requests for information under FOIA and that Town personnel require time to gather and review responsive records. The Town makes every effort to provide complete responses but doing so takes time, so patience is requested and appreciated as these requests are fulfilled. Requests for voluminous records may be delayed beyond the 15 day allotment.

Freedom of Information Request Form

9 Questions

Street Address, Town/City, State, Zip Code

Please provide which Town Department or Official you are requesting records from below.

Please list/describe the document(s) you are requesting. Provide specific details to avoid a delay of your request.

How do you want your copies? ***Requesters should be aware that the Town of Stratford receives many requests for information under FOIA and that Town personnel require time to gather and review responsive records. The Town makes every effort to provide complete responses but doing so takes time, so patience is requested and appreciated as these requests are fulfilled. Requests for voluminous records may be delayed beyond the 15 day allotment.***

Electronic copies preferred (if available)
Printed copies preferred
In-person inspection of records preferred

By signing below, I agree to pay such fees and costs prior to the release of documents. Once the request has been processed by the Town Attorney, you will receive acknowledgement of this request and an estimate of the costs.

Signature
I understand that my typed signature is the legal equivalent of my handwritten signature on this document.