Freedom of Information

Information requests

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives everyone the right to request written or recorded information held by Hart District Council. If you can't find the information you require, you can create a freedom of information request using the form below and we will do what we can to help you.

Access to personal information is managed under the UK General Data Protection Regulation. For information on your data protection rights, including how to make a request, visit our Right to Know webpage.

If the information that you are looking for relates to the environment, it is handled under the Environmental Information Regulations rather than the Freedom of Information Act. The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 gives everyone access to information held by Hart District Council that relates specifically to the environment, including the state of water, air, animals and plant life across the district.

Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations - fees and charges.

How to make an information request

If you would like to discuss how to word your request, please contact us for advice and assistance. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we may charge you for providing the information requested. We will give you details of the charges once you have made a request.

Please submit your request using our online form found below.

If you are unable to submit your request online, please send it to us by email to or post to Freedom of Information Officer, Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AE

You must give:

  • A description of the information you require

  • Your real name

  • A return address (an email address is sufficient)

Supplying a daytime telephone number will help us to contact you more quickly if we need to speak with you about your request.

Once you have made a request

Once you have made a request you will receive an acknowledgement and your request should be answered within 20 working days. Please be aware that in certain circumstances, this may take longer. For more details about what you can expect from us see the Information Commissioner's website.

In some cases it may not be possible to share information to protect certain interests. If we withhold information for these reasons, we will tell you why.

Freedom of Information online form

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