Submit and Track a Request or Appeal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OIP has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request or appeal.  We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail.  You may reach out to our FOIA Requester Service Center and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

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 FOIA STAR 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  

In order to submit a FOIA request through FOIA STAR, you must first create an account and become a registered user on the site.  To create an account, visit https://doj-foia.entellitrak.com/etk-doj-foia-prod/login.request.do, hover over "Account Management," select "Register," and provide the required information.  If you need to provide additional information after submitting your request, please contact us.    

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 FOIA.gov.

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 FOIA.gov.

You may also use FOIA STAR 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 FOIA STAR, you must first create an account and become a registered user on the site.  To create an account, visit https://doj-foia.entellitrak.com/etk-doj-foia-prod/login.request.do, hover over "Account Management," select "Register," and provide the required information.  If you need to provide additional information after submitting your appeal, please contact us.

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 to OIP in addition to the FOIA STAR portal.

 

 

Updated March 4, 2021

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