Sample FOIA Request Letter
ATTN: Freedom of Information
and Privacy Act Officer
Dear FOIA Officer:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting access to [identify the records as clearly and specifically as possible including the time period applicable to the records you seek, i.e., 1 month, 2 years, etc.]. [Specify if you are a commercial requester, are representing an educational institution or a noncommercial scientific institution, are a member of the news media or a public interest group, or other.]
If there are any fees charged for searching or copying the records, please let me know before you fill my request. [Or, please supply the records without informing me of the cost if the fees do not exceed $_____, which I agree to pay.]
If you deny any part of this request, please cite each specific reason that you think justifies your refusal to release the information. Please notify me of appeal procedures available under the law.
If you have any questions processing this request, you may contact me at the following telephone number: [number].
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