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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

If a citizen wishes to request a public record, the request should be processed through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The following is a document regarding the rights of requesters and the responsibilities of Alleghany County under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act:

Rights & Responsibilities

Individuals wishing to make a request under FOIA must make the request through the FOIA Officer.  The following is a list of FOIA Officers for various departments with their contact information:


Melissa A. Munsey (Board of Supervisors, County Administration, Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Accounting Office, Industrial Development Authority)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite C
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1544652291.ynah1544652291gella1544652291.oc@y1544652291esnum1544652291m1544652291
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Wanda Simpson (Treasurer’s Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1544652291.ynah1544652291gella1544652291.oc@n1544652291ospmi1544652291sw1544652291
Phone: (540) 863-6630

Valerie Bruffey (Commissioner of the Revenue Office)

9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite E
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1544652291.ynah1544652291gella1544652291.oc@y1544652291effur1544652291bv1544652291
Phone: (540) 863-6640

Dawn Riddle (Social Services Department)

110 Rosedale Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Email: vog.a1544652291inigr1544652291iv.ss1544652291d@eld1544652291dir.n1544652291wad1544652291
Phone: (540) 965-1780

Debra Byer (Circuit Court Clerk)

P.O. Box 670
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1544652291.etat1544652291s.str1544652291uoc@r1544652291eybd1544652291
Phone: (540) 965-1730
Edward Stein (Commonwealth Attorney)
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: moc.l1544652291oa@AC1544652291ytnCy1544652291nahge1544652291llA1544652291
Phone: (540) 965-1740
Matt Bowser (Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
268 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1544652291.ynah1544652291gella1544652291.oc@f1544652291fireh1544652291s.tse1544652291uqer.1544652291AIOF1544652291)
Phone: (540) 965-1770
Tiney Rose/Jack Canon (Registrar Office/Electoral Board)

110 Rosedale Avenue, Suite D
Covington, VA 24426
Email: ten.s1544652291oletn1544652291@5eto1544652291vog1544652291
Phone: (540) 965-1690

Marla Akridge (Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation)
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Email: moc.c1544652291deha@1544652291alram1544652291
Phone: (540) 862-0936
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