Freedom of Information


The Council is currently diverting resources away from its usual work in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst we will continue to deliver our statutory duties as a public sector organisation, you may experience some delays receiving the information you have requested. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but are grateful for your patience and understanding during this period of disruption.

Disclosure log, requests and advice.

Our approach to managing the information requests is described in the FOI further information below. 

Before you make a request

Before you make a request, please check previous responses on our disclosure logWe get a lot of requests for the same information, so there's a good chance your request has already been answered.

If your FOI request concerns any of the following, please contact North Yorkshire County Council. 

  • Schools
  • Trading Standards
  • Highways and transport (including street lighting)
  • Children’s and youth services
  • Adult services
  • Village greens and commons registration

Information about you

See our GDPR page for more information. 

Making an FOI request

To make an FOI request, please complete the online FOI formPlease provide as much detail as possible as this will help us to deal with your request quickly.

In some circumstances we may charge for responding to requests.  In these cases, we will write to you and give you the option to either change your request or to pay the appropriate fee.  You can find out about fees in FOI further information.

In some circumstances, we do not have to provide the information you have requested, i.e, where we believe that it falls under the exemptions contained within the FOI Act or EIR.

More information is available on exemptions on the Information Commissioner’s website.

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