Submit and Track a Request or Appeal

For information on the procedures for making FOIA requests at the Department, please visit the Make a FOIA Request to DOJ page of our website.

You can use FOIAonline to submit a request to the Office of Information Policy, which processes requests for the following offices of the Department of Justice:

The Attorney General Public Affairs
The Deputy Attorney General Legal Policy
The Associate Attorney General Information Policy
Legislative Affairs  

To submit a FOIA request to another Department of Justice component not listed above, please submit your request directly to that office. Contact information for all Department components are available on the Find a FOIA Contact at DOJ page of this website as well as on

To see what documents and information have already been made available, check the Department's FOIA Libraries or search across all federal government agency websites on

You may also use FOIAonline to submit a FOIA Administrative Appeal concerning the action of any component of the Department of Justice. In order to submit a FOIA administrative appeal through FOIAonline, you must first create an account and became a registered user on the site.

You can also submit your FOIA request to any of the seven offices listed above or your administrative appeal for any component of the Department of Justice by mail or fax to OIP in addition to the FOIAonline portal.



Updated May 2, 2016