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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.av1534736163.ynah1534736163gella1534736163.oc@y1534736163esnum1534736163m1534736163
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Wanda Simpson (Treasurer’s Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1534736163.ynah1534736163gella1534736163.oc@n1534736163ospmi1534736163sw1534736163
Phone: (540) 863-6630

Valerie Bruffey (Commissioner of the Revenue Office)

9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite E
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1534736163.ynah1534736163gella1534736163.oc@y1534736163effur1534736163bv1534736163
Phone: (540) 863-6640

Dawn Riddle (Social Services Department)

110 Rosedale Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Email: vog.a1534736163inigr1534736163iv.ss1534736163d@eld1534736163dir.n1534736163wad1534736163
Phone: (540) 965-1780

Debra Byer (Circuit Court Clerk)

P.O. Box 670
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1534736163.etat1534736163s.str1534736163uoc@r1534736163eybd1534736163
Phone: (540) 965-1730
Edward Stein (Commonwealth Attorney)
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: moc.l1534736163oa@AC1534736163ytnCy1534736163nahge1534736163llA1534736163
Phone: (540) 965-1740
Matt Bowser (Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
268 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1534736163.ynah1534736163gella1534736163.oc@f1534736163fireh1534736163s.tse1534736163uqer.1534736163AIOF1534736163)
Phone: (540) 965-1770
Tiney Rose/Jack Canon (Registrar Office/Electoral Board)

110 Rosedale Avenue, Suite D
Covington, VA 24426
Email: ten.s1534736163oletn1534736163@5eto1534736163vog1534736163
Phone: (540) 965-1690

Marla Akridge (Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation)
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Email: moc.c1534736163deha@1534736163alram1534736163
Phone: (540) 862-0936
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