FOIA Request and Appeal Instructions

FOIA request and appeals may be submitted online, or via email, fax or mail. Instructions for all methods are listed below.

Submit Online

FOIA requests and appeals may be submitted easily and securely via an online form. Select a form below:

FOIA request form Request Federal Trade Commission records or information.

Submit Via Email, Fax or Mail

Be as specific as possible with regard to names, dates, places, events, subjects, etc. If known, you should include any file designations or descriptions for the records that you should want. Review the FOIA Request and Appeal Checklist for a list of items we require and recommend that you include in your request and appeal letters. Send requests and appeals via email to: FOIA@FTC.gov

Send requests and appeals via fax to:
(202) 326-3709

Send FOIA requests via mail to:
Freedom of Information Act Request 
Federal Trade Commission 
Office of the General Counsel 
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. 
Washington, D.C. 20580

Send FOIA appeals to: 
Freedom of Information Act Appeal 
Federal Trade Commission 
Office of the General Counsel 
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. 
Washington, D.C. 20580

To avoid delay, be sure to display “FOIA Request” or “FOIA Appeal” prominently on the envelope, fax cover sheet, or email subject line.