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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.av1539649094.ynah1539649094gella1539649094.oc@y1539649094esnum1539649094m1539649094
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Wanda Simpson (Treasurer’s Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1539649094.ynah1539649094gella1539649094.oc@n1539649094ospmi1539649094sw1539649094
Phone: (540) 863-6630

Valerie Bruffey (Commissioner of the Revenue Office)

9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite E
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1539649094.ynah1539649094gella1539649094.oc@y1539649094effur1539649094bv1539649094
Phone: (540) 863-6640

Dawn Riddle (Social Services Department)

110 Rosedale Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Email: vog.a1539649094inigr1539649094iv.ss1539649094d@eld1539649094dir.n1539649094wad1539649094
Phone: (540) 965-1780

Debra Byer (Circuit Court Clerk)

P.O. Box 670
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1539649094.etat1539649094s.str1539649094uoc@r1539649094eybd1539649094
Phone: (540) 965-1730
Edward Stein (Commonwealth Attorney)
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: moc.l1539649094oa@AC1539649094ytnCy1539649094nahge1539649094llA1539649094
Phone: (540) 965-1740
Matt Bowser (Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
268 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1539649094.ynah1539649094gella1539649094.oc@f1539649094fireh1539649094s.tse1539649094uqer.1539649094AIOF1539649094)
Phone: (540) 965-1770
Tiney Rose/Jack Canon (Registrar Office/Electoral Board)

110 Rosedale Avenue, Suite D
Covington, VA 24426
Email: ten.s1539649094oletn1539649094@5eto1539649094vog1539649094
Phone: (540) 965-1690

Marla Akridge (Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation)
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Email: moc.c1539649094deha@1539649094alram1539649094
Phone: (540) 862-0936
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