FOIA and Privacy Act Request Form

Use this form to request access to FTC records. We will do a reasonable search and, if we locate any records you are seeking, we will provide you with copies, unless the records, or portions thereof, are legally protected from disclosure. Depending on the nature of your request, we may require you to pay search, copying, or other fees.

Privacy Act Statement

Information that you provide on this form will be used to locate and respond to requests for agency records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552), and/or the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a), which authorize the collection of this information from you.  This request form is voluntary, but if you do not provide the required information, we may be unable to process your request.  The FTC generally makes all FOIA requests available to the public, after removing home addresses and certain other personal information. The FTC may also use and disclose FOIA and Privacy Act requests for other purposes, as described in the FOIA and Privacy Act system of records notices. For more information, please see, and any subsequent updates or revisions.

For more information on records requests, read our Frequently Asked Questions or FOIA and Privacy Act Handbook (PDF).To learn more about how we use the information you provide, please read our Privacy Policy.

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Description of Records

Describe the records you are requesting. Please do not include sensitive personal information, such as your social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number, or personal account numbers. If we need this information, we will contact you.


The FOIA allows agencies to charge fees for processing FOIA requests (see fee information).

Select a suitable description of yourself for the purpose of determining the appropriate fee category:
Select this category if you seek records to further a commercial, trade, or profit interest.
Select this category if you seek records to further the research goals of an institution, not a commercial or individual use or goal.
Select this category if you are gathering information of potential interest to the public in order to create a distinct work to distribute to an audience, rather than for commercial use. A request for records supporting the news dissemination function of the requester is not considered a commercial use.
Select this category if none of the above categories describe you and you are not seeking records for commercial use.

You should receive an automatically generated email when your request is sent. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please resubmit your request.