Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
The Charleston County Aviation Authority recognizes the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (South Carolina Code 30-4-10) enacted by the South Carolina General Assembly gives every citizen the right to access existing public records and documents. The Aviation Authority has established procedures for processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and establishing reasonable fees for such requests.
All FOIA requests must be made in writing and submitted to the Charleston County Aviation Authority FOIA Officer in person, by mail, via email or fax. Requests submitted in person can be delivered to the Aviation Authority's third floor Administrative Offices located inside the airport terminal near ticketing. Requests can be mailed to 5500 International Blvd., Suite #101, North Charleston, S.C., 29418. Requests submitted via fax should be sent to 843-760-3020 and requests submitted via email should be sent to FOIA@iflyCHS.com
To ensure accuracy in the Aviation Authority’s response, all requests should be as descriptive as possible. The Aviation Authority will notify the person requesting the records/documents, acknowledging receipt of the FOIA request, within 15 business days. Please note that the time it takes for the Aviation Authority to respond to each request varies depending on the complexity of the request.
The following records/documents shall be made available without written request when the requestor appears in person:
- Minutes of CCAA Board meetings for the preceding six months
- CCAA Police Incident Reports.
To assist citizens making FOIA requests, the Aviation Authority has developed the attached suggested FOIA Request Form
. This form is optional and only intended to ease the process for citizens when making written FOIA requests.
The Aviation Authority may establish and collect fees not to exceed the actual cost of searching for or making copies. A pre-paid deposit is required before the Aviation Authority sends the requested records/documents. Requested records/documents may be furnished when appropriate, without charge or at a reduced charge, where the Aviation Authority determines that the records/documents can be considered as primarily benefitting the general public.