FOIA Advisor

Submit a FOIA Question

What is FOIA Advisor?

FOIA Advisor is a forum designed to help the public learn more about the federal Freedom of Information Act.  You submit questions, we provide answers. 

Does it cost anything?

No.  The service is free for everyone.

When will I receive a reply to my question?

We expect to be able to answer your question within a few hours or days, depending on the complexity of the question and the volume of other questions we have received.  Please note that your question may be rejected if it is inappropriate for our service.

How long will my question remain on the site?  

Questions that are answered will remain on the site indefinitely.    

May I submit a question anonymously?

Yes.  You are not required to submit your name or email address.  If you submit your name, it will be posted on our website together with your question and our answer.  If you submit your email address, we will be able notify you when your question has been answered, or, if needed, to contact you directly to clarify your question.  We will not post your email address on the website.  Please see our Privacy Policy for more details about what information we collect and how it may be used.

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