Charges for FOI Information
Although charges can be made for the provision of information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Police Scotland do not routinely charge for the processing of such requests.
Furthermore, all information contained within our publication scheme, which is available on our website is available from us free of charge where it can be downloaded from our website or where it can be sent to you electronically by email.
We reserve the right to impose charges for providing information in paper copy or on computer disc. Charges will reflect the actual costs of reproduction and postage to the authority, as set out below.
In the event that a charge is to be levied, you will be advised of the charge and how it has been calculated. Information will not be provided to you until payment has been received.
Where charges are applied, photocopied information will be charged at a standard rate of 10p per A4 side of paper (black and white copy) and 30p per A4 side of paper (colour copy).
Computer discs will be charged at the rate of £1.00 per CD-Rom.
We will pass on postage charges to the requester at the cost to the authority of sending the information by first class post.