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How to Make a FOIA Request

"Please submit all requests through our online portal (link below) or FOIA.gov rather than mail or courier, to ensure timely logging of your request. Requests sent through private couriers that require a signature will be delayed in receipt and acknowledgement. We are not accepting faxed requests at this time."

Please do not submit your request more than one time; if you submit by fax, do not also submit online and/or by mail, etc.

All FOIA requests must be in writing and should include the following information:

A. Requestor's name, address, and telephone number.

B. A description of the records being sought. The records should be identified as specifically as possible. A request for specific records that are releasable to the public can be processed much more quickly than a request for "all information" on a particular subject. Also fees for a more specific and limited request will generally be less.

C. A statement concerning willingness to pay fees, including any limitations.

Questions relating to FOI requests may be addressed to the Division of the Freedom of Information Offices at (301) 796-3900.

All FOIA requests must be in writing. Requests should be mailed to the following address:

Food and Drug Administration

Division of Freedom of Information

Office of the Executive Secretariat, OC 

5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1035

Rockville, MD 20857

NEW! Requesters can now submit a FOIA request online:


*Please note that requests for 510K, PMA, and De novo records are complex requests and take approximately 18-24 months to process.

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