Freedom of information
Freedom of information (FOI)
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives the public the right to request information held by us.
We are committed to Freedom of Information and we will reply to any written request within 20 working days.
Our 2 statutory rights for applicants are:
- To be told whether or not we hold that information, and if so
- To have that information communicated to them, if it is not exempt under the law
Make a freedom of information (FOI) request
To make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act you must make a written request.
Fax us your FOI request
Fax your FOI request to 01992 578018.
Send us your written FOI request
Send your written FOI request to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices
323 High Street
Costs and exemptions
We provide most information free of charge. However, we will charge you if we estimate it will cost us more than £450 to process your request. This is called the cost limit.
We will contact you before providing the information so that you can decide if you want to continue with your FOI request.
There are some exemptions to the types of information that can be requested under the act, and should an exemption apply, we will write and tell you which exemption is being applied and why.
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
For more information regarding freedom of information visit the Information Commissioner’s website.