Access to Information

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act 2000

From 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act 2000 gave every person the right to access information recorded and held by local authorities subject to certain conditions and exemptions. The intention of the Act is to provide a culture of greater openness and accountability for public bodies.

Hartlepool Borough Council has a duty to respond to information requests within 20 working days and will advise accordingly if information is available.

Contact Details:

Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services Division
Civic Centre
TS24 8AY

Fax to 01429 523087


Hartlepool Borough Council does not have a full disclosure log of requests; however responses to some of the more frequently asked FOI questions can be found in the Frequently asked FOI Requests section or by clicking the following link