As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings resumed via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

Advisory Opinions and Declaratory Rulings

Listed below are the advisory opinions and declaratory rulings issued by the Commission (please note that for numbers 1 through 88, such matters are identified as Advisory Opinions and from number 89 forward, such matters are identified as Declaratory Rulings. For your information, any gap in sequence reflects a matter that was withdrawn by the petitioner or a matter on which the Commission ultimately decided not to issue a ruling.

Please Note: The advisory opinions and declaratory rulings published here are for the convenience of the public. While every effort is made to assure accuracy, the public is advised that only the original advisory opinions and declaratory rulings are official. In this regard, please note that the format of advisory opinions and declaratory rulings at this Website may not correspond exactly to the format in the official version of those opinions. To choose a document, click on your selection below.

 

Advisory Opinions and Declaratory Rulings

Advisory Opinion #1 Advisory Opinion #32 Advisory Opinion #65 
Advisory Opinion #2 Advisory Opinion #33 Advisory Opinion #66
Advisory Opinion #3 Advisory Opinion #34 Advisory Opinion #69
Advisory Opinion #4 Advisory Opinion #35 Advisory Opinion #70
Advisory Opinion #5 Advisory Opinion #36 Advisory Opinion #71
Advisory Opinion #6 Advisory Opinion #37 Advisory Opinion #72
Advisory Opinion #7 Advisory Opinion #38 Advisory Opinion #73
Advisory Opinion #8 Advisory Opinion #39 Advisory Opinion #74
Advisory Opinion #9 Advisory Opinion #40 Advisory Opinion #75
Advisory Opinion #10 Advisory Opinion #41 Advisory Opinion #76
Advisory Opinion #11 Advisory Opinion #42 Advisory Opinion #77
Advisory Opinion #12 Advisory Opinion #43 Advisory Opinion #79
Advisory Opinion #13 Advisory Opinion #44 Advisory Opinion #81
Advisory Opinion #14 Advisory Opinion #45 Advisory Opinion #82
Advisory Opinion #15 Advisory Opinion #83
Advisory Opinion #16 Advisory Opinion #85
Advisory Opinion #48 Advisory Opinion #87
Advisory Opinion #49 Advisory Opinion #88
Advisory Opinion #19 Advisory Opinion #50
Advisory Opinion #51
Advisory Opinion #22 Advisory Opinion #53
Advisory Opinion #23 Advisory Opinion #55
Advisory Opinion #24 Advisory Opinion #56
Advisory Opinion #25 Advisory Opinion #57
Advisory Opinion #26 Advisory Opinion #58
Advisory Opinion #27 Advisory Opinion #59
Advisory Opinion #60 Declaratory Ruling #89
Advisory Opinion #29 Advisory Opinion #61 Declaratory Ruling #90
Advisory Opinion #30 Advisory Opinion #62 Declaratory Ruling #91
Advisory Opinion #31 Advisory Opinion #63 Declaratory Ruling #92