The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to request information held by the Council.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies including North Norfolk District Council by providing people with rights of access to information held by them.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give you the right to request information held by the Council that is not publicly available elsewhere. They do not provide the right of access to personal information about yourself; this is covered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Before you apply

Before making a request for information you should first have a look at our Publication Scheme.  This tells you what information we already publish, where you can find it, who to contact and whether you can have it free of charge. A hard copy is available by contacting the Corporate Freedom of Information Officer.

The most common questions about Freedom of Information can be found in our frequently asked questions.

How to apply

If you can’t find what you are looking for on the Council’s website or in the Publication Scheme, then you can make a request in writing or by email. Please include your name and contact details so we can reply to you. We have created a request form suitable for this purpose.

Open data, FOIRs and Data Protection

North Norfolk District Council may be unable to process your requests for information and within the statutory time frame. The ICO is aware that councils may struggle at this time.

We will continue to look at requests and appreciate your patience whilst we try to process these.

You can submit your forms by email or post:

By email:

Email the form to

By post:

Please send your form or write to:

Freedom of Information Officer
North Norfolk District Council
Council Offices
Holt Road
NR27 9EN

Download a Freedom of Information Request form