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How do I request information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

There are several ways to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request:

  • Submit a request through the National FOIA Portal.

  • Use the Department of the Interior’s FOIA Request Form.

  • Email your request to foia@usgs.gov. Put “Freedom of Information Act Request” in the subject line.

  • Write a letter to the USGS FOIA Office using one of the addresses listed on the USGS FOIA Connect page . Mark your letter and the envelope as “Freedom of Information Act Request.”

Electronic submissions are preferred (the first three options). If you choose to submit a request electronically, do not follow-up with a written letter.

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