Freedom of Information
Hertfordshire County Council has always been committed to openness, and actively seeks to make available information about how it works, its decisions and the services it provides.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides a right of access to information held by public authorities. This right of access came into force on 1st January 2005.
Hertfordshire County Council has all the necessary procedures in place to ensure that we can identify and respond to requests for information in accordance with the act.
Where requests are made for information relating to the environment they will be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), which offer similar, or greater rights of access to FOIA.
Information that we routinely publish can be found in our publication scheme
Links to the full text of the FOIA 2000, and to other legislation which provides rights of access to information
- Freedom of Information links
Links to external websites which provide additional information, advice and guidance on Freedom of Information
Hertfordshire County Council is committed to openly publishing its data to demonstrate transparency in operations and to allow access to that information free of charge (subject to copyright and licence permission). For further information, please visit our Open Data page.