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How to Submit a FOIA Request

The easiest way to submit a request is by using the OIG's online FOIA Request Form. If you choose to submit your request by mail, email, or fax, please include the following:

  • Your name and address;
  • The telephone number at which you can be reached during normal business hours;
  • Your email address;
  • A statement agreeing to pay the applicable fees, identifying any desired fee limitation, or requesting a waiver or reduction of fees; and
  • Your fee category.

Please send it to:

FOIA Officer
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Fax: 703-487-5432 (Attn: FOIA Officer)
Email: FOIA@doioig.gov

Detailed information on submitting a FOIA request is available in the DOI FOIA regulations. If you have questions about submitting your request, you may contact the FOIA Officer at 202-208-0954.