Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows the public to request records from federal agencies.  

In this section, learn how to request agency records from Interior, read collections of records made available under the FOIA, and find the Department’s procedures and policies. To learn how Interior processes FOIA requests and what our FOIA offices do, visit the About the FOIA Program page. If you need to ask questions about FOIA, visit our DOI FOIA Contacts page. 

COVID-19 and FOIA Requests: Submit Your Request Online to Avoid Delays 

Our FOIA offices are continuing to process requests to the best of their ability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the “FOIA Processing During the COVID-19 Pandemic” section on the Make a Request page to see how COVID-19 is affecting our ability to process FOIA requests and what you can do to make sure we process your request as quickly as possible.