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Sample FOIA Request Letter

ATTN: FOIA OFFICER
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville FL 32232-0019

Dear FOIA OFFICER:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552).

I request that a copy of the following document(s) be provided to me: [identify the documents as specifically as possible].

In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that I am [insert one of the descriptions below] 

____ a representative of the news media affiliated with the _______ newspaper (magazine, television station, etc.), and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.

____ affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for a commercial use.

____ affiliated with a private business and am seeking information for use in the company’s business.

____ an individual seeking information for personal use and not for a commercial use.

I am willing to pay the appropriate fees for this request up to a maximum of $___. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first.

I also include a telephone number at which I can be contacted if necessary to discuss any aspect of my request.

                                Sincerely,



                                Name
                                Address
                                City, State, Zip Code
                                Telephone number

Contact Info

Mail To:

ATTN: FOIA OFFICER
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville FL 32232-0019

 E-mail: FOIA-SAJ@usace.army.mil
 FAX: 904-232-3692

 We cannot accept verbal requests.

You may submit your FOIA request by
e-mail, fax, or to the address indicated
above.

FOIA questions? 904-232-2477

FREQUENTLY REQUESTED RECORDS