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Civil Division FOIA E-Request Form

A FOIA request may be unnecessary. You may be able to access the information you require without making a FOIA request. Many documents are available through the Department of Justice website. In addition, frequently requested information is available electronically in the Civil Division's FOIA library.

If you have visited the FOIA library and were unable to find the information sought, you may need to make a FOIA request. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure the quickest possible response. 

Electronic FOIA Request Form

Contact Information
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 3:15PM EDT

Requester’s Name
Description of Records Sought
Assessment of Fees
To help us determine your fee status, check one of the following requestor categories:
I request expedited processing of my request and describe below in detail why I believe my request warrants it:
If I agree to fees, I understand that I will be notified before fees are incurred ONLY where fees apply and are expected to exceed the amount I have indicated.  Payment must be made via check or money order, payable to the Treasury of the United States.


The authority by which information is collected on this website form is 5 U.S.C. § 301 and 44 U.S.C. § 3101.  Your disclosure of information to the Department of Justice on this form is voluntary.  If you do not complete all or some information fields in this form, however, the Department of Justice may not be able to effectively respond to your feedback.

The principal purpose for collecting this information on this website form is to control, track, respond to, and maintain correspondence received or originated by the Department or referred to the Department.  In addition to disclosing this information to the appropriate officials and employees within the Department for the purposes of controlling, tracking, responding to, and maintaining the Department’s correspondence, the routine uses which may be made of the information collected on this website form include, but are not limited to: any civil or criminal law enforcement authority or other appropriate agency where a record, either on its face or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law; to contractors, grantees, experts, consultants, students, and others performing or working on a contract, service, grant, cooperative agreement, or other assignment for the Federal government, when necessary to accomplish an agency function related to the corresponding system of records; and to such recipients and under such circumstances and procedures as are mandated by federal statute or treaty. 

Please click on the link below for additional information pertaining to the type of information made available to the Department, what information the Department collects, how that information is used, and how information is stored when you visit the Department’s public-facing websites or official DOJ accounts on third-party websites and applications.

Updated May 23, 2024