Civil Division FOIA E-Request Form

A FOIA request may be unnecessary. You may be able to access the information you require via the World Wide Web 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
Description of Records Sought
Assessment of Fees
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 Freedom of Information Reform Act of 1986 provides that documents are to be furnished without any charge or at a charge reduced below the fees established if disclosure of the information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requestor. To evaluate whether the statutory standard authorizing a fee waiver or reduction has been met, we will need additional information upon which to base our determination.
Updated August 5, 2015

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