Commonly Used Exemptions

The Code of Virginia allows any public body to withhold certain records from public disclosure.

The City of Emporia commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:

  • Personnel records (section 2.2-3705.1 (1) of the Code of Virginia)
  • Records subject to attorney-client privilege (section 2.2-3705.1 (2)) or attorney work product (section 2.2-3705.1 (3))
  • Vendor proprietary information (section 2.2-3705.1 (6))
  • Records relating to the negotiation and award of a contract, prior to a contract being awarded (section 2.2-3705.1 (12)