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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.av1550289788.ynah1550289788gella1550289788.oc@y1550289788esnum1550289788m1550289788
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Wanda Simpson (Treasurer’s Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1550289788.ynah1550289788gella1550289788.oc@n1550289788ospmi1550289788sw1550289788
Phone: (540) 863-6630

Valerie Bruffey (Commissioner of the Revenue Office)

9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite E
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1550289788.ynah1550289788gella1550289788.oc@y1550289788effur1550289788bv1550289788
Phone: (540) 863-6640

Dawn Riddle (Social Services Department)

110 Rosedale Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Email: vog.a1550289788inigr1550289788iv.ss1550289788d@eld1550289788dir.n1550289788wad1550289788
Phone: (540) 965-1780

Debra Byer (Circuit Court Clerk)

P.O. Box 670
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1550289788.etat1550289788s.str1550289788uoc@r1550289788eybd1550289788
Phone: (540) 965-1730
Edward Stein (Commonwealth Attorney)
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: moc.l1550289788oa@AC1550289788ytnCy1550289788nahge1550289788llA1550289788
Phone: (540) 965-1740
Matt Bowser (Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
268 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1550289788.ynah1550289788gella1550289788.oc@f1550289788fireh1550289788s.tse1550289788uqer.1550289788AIOF1550289788)
Phone: (540) 965-1770
Tiney Rose/Jack Canon (Registrar Office/Electoral Board)

110 Rosedale Avenue, Suite D
Covington, VA 24426
Email: ten.s1550289788oletn1550289788@5eto1550289788vog1550289788
Phone: (540) 965-1690

Marla Akridge (Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation)
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Email: moc.c1550289788deha@1550289788alram1550289788
Phone: (540) 862-0936
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