Reuse of Public Sector Information (RPSI)

What are the RPSI regulations?

Under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSI), the Council must make information about our core responsibilities and functions accessible and available for re-use unless it is restricted or excluded from disclosure. 

In general, any information that is accessible, either because it has been published or because it has been released under Freedom of Information legislation or other access legislation will be made available for re-use.

Do I need to make a request for re-use?

You do not need ask permission to re-use any accessible information which the Council holds the copyright, but you must agree and comply with the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Where information is not released under the OGL, you will need to request permission for re-use under the RPSI regulations.

How do I make a re-use request?

Please complete the Reuse of Public Sector Information Request Form and send it to

We will deal with your request within 20 working days, unless your request is complicated.

Our response will tell you about any conditions for re-use, and if you will be charged a fee to re-use the information – please see our Access to Information Charging Schedule  for more information.

In most cases information will be available to re-use free of charge. If you require paper copies of documents then printing and postage costs will apply.

If the information is available electronically and you are happy to receive it by email there will be no charge.

What if I’m not happy with the Council’s decision?

If you have made a request and are unhappy with our decision, you can write to us at . Your request will be examined again by a senior officer who has had no part in dealing with your initial request. This will be done within 20 working days of your initial response.

If, following the review you are still not satisfied, you can make an appeal the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) and request that they review the decision. Contact details can be found on the Information Commissioner's Website.

Where can I find your Information Asset List?

The Publication Scheme is our Information Asset Register which lists the information that Derby City Council produces that may be of interest or value.

Where can I find further Information?

For more information about the regulations, please see the detailed guidance at The National Archives (Office of Public Sector Information).

Contact details

Post address:
Freedom of Information Officer
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640763
Minicom: 01332 640666