Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Submit and Track a Request or Appeal
Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. These documents are called "proactive disclosures" because they are automatically posted online by all Department components.
The Attorney General is responsible for the overall supervision
and direction of the administration and operation of the Department.
The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters
generally and furnishes advice and opinions on legal matters to
the President, the Cabinet, heads of the executive departments,
and other agencies of the Federal Government. Records maintained
include those relating to the administration of the office.
DOJ Reference Guide:
A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook
for obtaining information from the Department.
Special information required to make a FOIA request:
None. For more information on how to submit a FOIA request to the Department of Justice, visit the Make a FOIA Request to DOJ page of our site.
Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is
Many other proactively disclosed documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request in the Department’s FOIA Libraries.
FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track
one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing
pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track
is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or
lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those
requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy
or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which
may involve sensitive records.
Major Information Systems
Correspondence Management System