Making a FOIA Request
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted in 1966 to allow individual citizens to request access to government records. Many documents concerning the activities of the Offices of the United States Attorneys is available in the FOIA Library without a Freedom of Information Act request.
How to make a FOIA or privacy act RequestGeneral guidance on how to make a request
- Submit a request online or by contacting the FOIA/Privacy Staff using the contact information below
- Frequently Asked Questions
- A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department: Department of Justice Reference Guide
Are we the right FOIA Office for your request?
- If you think your records are held by any of the 94 USAOs or EOUSA, submit your request to us. If you think your records are held by other offices in the Department of Justice, please visit the Office of Information Policy’s list of Department of Justice FOIA Contacts to determine where you should submit your request.
When you make a FOIA request, it can be placed in one of three tracks:
- Track One: requests expedited in accordance with subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA
- Track Two: requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultation with other entities are placed in track two.
- Track Three: requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or involve sensitive records
- These are some of the major information systems maintained by EOUSA that might hold records you.
Contact us here:
Susan B. Gerson, Assistant Director, FOIA/Privacy Staff
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Department of Justice
600 E Street, NW, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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