Freedom of information scheme

Freedom of Information Act

You can request information from us under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

Before you make an FOI request, you should check that we have not already published the information you are looking for.

You can find information across our website, or use our publication scheme to check what information we publish, where we publish it and how often.

To make an FOI request, you will need:

  • your name and contact details
  • details of the information you are looking for

Once you have submitted your request, we will respond within 20 working days with the information you requested.

Some information is exempt from FOI requests, such as personal or sensitive information, or information controlled under Data Protection. If the information you requested is exempt, we will be unable to release it, but will contact you to explain why.

More information on the Freedom of Information Act can be found on Information Commissioner's website at

Please complete our FOI request form.

FOI request form


  • email
  • write to Harrogate Borough Council, Freedom of Information Officer, Legal Services, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW
  • call 01423 500600