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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDEM > e-Services > Virtual File Cabinet Virtual File Cabinet

Welcome to IDEM’s Virtual File Cabinet

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is pleased to offer Internet access to Agency public records through the Virtual File Cabinet (VFC). The scanning of records continues on a daily basis. IDEM makes every attempt to maintain current and accurate information in this electronic document repository.

Important Update regarding Java error messages

The newest version of Java requires configuration changes to the Java Control Panel to view certain documents in the Virtual File Cabinet (VFC). If you are having problems viewing documents or are seeing Java ‘popup’ errors, please follow the instructions provided [PDF] for Windows XP and Windows 7.

Using the VFC

The Virtual File Cabinet (VFC) offers a Document Search.

Through these search processes many of IDEM’s records can be immediately available for viewing. Other records may require program review which can be initiated by clicking on the “request” button next to the document number. IDEM staff will review the record to determine whether any portion of the record is exempted from public disclosure by the Indiana Access to Public Records Act Indiana Code 5-14-3-4. Following the program review, three (3) things can happen:

  1. The record will be determined to be viewable by the public in its entirety. It will have the same document number and will be changed to “view” rather than “request”.
  2. The record may contain information that is not viewable by the public. A redacted copy of the document will be given a new document number, the disclosable information will be made viewable to the public.
  3. The record in its entirety will not be viewable by the public and will not appear in any future search results. The record will only be viewable by authorized IDEM staff.

If you should need to make a public records request, view, have records copied, or VFC assistance in locating a document, please contact the IDEM Public Records Office at:

Indiana Government Center North, Room 1207
100 North Senate Avenue, MC 50-07
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-8667
Fax (317) 233-6647
Email: IDEMFILEROOM at idem.in.gov

Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. Records obtained through the Public Records Office may be subject to copying fees. For VFC technical assistance, please contact, via email, "IDEMFILEROOM at idem.in.gov". Learn more about the Virtual File Cabinet including how to search and enhance viewing options by viewing IDEM’s VFC Frequently Asked Questions [PDF].