Freedom of Information Act Requests

Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that allows individuals to gain access to public records. Learn more at South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated .

In order to offset the costs incurred by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for searching, retrieving and redacting public records, the following fee schedule applies:

$22.00 per hour for search, retrieval and redaction
$5.00 per CD/DVD
$0.25 per page B/W – Letter size
$0.75 per page Color – Letter size
$0.50 per page B/W – Legal size
$1.00 per page Color – Legal size

A deposit of 25 percent will be required before fulfilling each request. You will be contacted with the required deposit amount before the request being fulfilled. The full balance must be paid before the public records are released.

Payment should be made in the form of a cashier’s check payable to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

To obtain the LCSD FOIA Request Form, please click the link below. Please provide as much information as possible about the public records you are seeking.

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DELIVER this form to Becky Hilton at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department located at 521 Gibson Rd. in Lexington, SC 29072 or MAIL this form to Attn: Becky Hilton at P.O. Box 639, Lexington, SC 29071 or EMAIL this form to FOIA@lcsd.sc.gov or call Becky Hilton at 803-785-2442 for any questions.