York County complies with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); this Act was amended on Friday, May 19, 2017.

York County will attempt to provide comprehensive and expedient public access to County records in accordance with the requirements of state law.   Pursuant to section 30-4-30 (c), a response to a written FOIA request must be made within 10 working days (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are excluded) of receipt of the written request, and the documents have to be produced no later than 30 calendar days after the response date. If the documents requested are more than two years old, the response time is 20 days, and the documents must be produced no later than 35 calendar days from the response date.  

York County adheres to the  York County Freedom of Information Act Policy (applicable charges for FOIA are listed within this document).

Additionally, York County adheres to the Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002 which sets forth the standards for redactions and/or denial for commercial solicitation requests.


To submit a request, please email Trish Startup, Public Information Officer (PIO), at FOIA@yorkcountygov.com or mail a FOIA application (located at bottom of page) to the attention of:

County Manager's Office

Attn: FOIA

PO Box 66

York, SC 29745

If you have any questions, please contact Trish Startup, PIO: (803) 684-8599