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 and access agency records made available under the FOIA. To learn how Interior processes FOIA requests and what our FOIA offices do, visit the About the FOIA Program page. If you have questions, visit our DOI FOIA Contacts page. 

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    Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you can request agency records from Interior. Learn how how to request and receive records from Interior.

    Make a Request

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    Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. Find documents that have been made available online.

    FOIA Libraries

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    This page serves as a reference point for both the requesting community and FOIA professionals. Find links to the FOIA statute, implementing regulations, executive orders, policies, and other guidance materials.

    FOIA Guidance

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    Find DOI FOIA annual reports.

    DOI FOIA Annual Reports

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    If you wish to file a FOIA appeal to challenge a Department of the Interior bureau or office's handling of, or response to, a FOIA request, find the procedures on this page.

    Filing Appeals

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    The Department's bureaus and offices are authorized to charge fees to requesters in order to recover the direct costs of search, review and duplication of requested records. Learn about fees and waivers on this page.

    Fees and Waivers