Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The 1966 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) permits any person to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receipt of a written request, except for records that are protected from disclosure by nine exemptions or three exclusions in the Act.

As of October 1, 2014 GSA uses FOIAonline to manage Freedom of Information Act Requests and is GSA's repository for all records released under FOIA.  With FOIAonline you can submit FOIA requests online, track the status of requests, search for requests submitted by others, access previously released records, and generate agency-specific FOIA reports.

All FOIA requests for the GSA must be electronically submitted via the FOIAonline application at the link provided above, or sent to the mailing address below:

U.S. General Services Administration
FOIA Requester Service Center (H1F)
1800 F Street, NW, Room 7308
Washington, DC 20405-0001
Fax:  (202) 501-2727
If you have any questions concerning GSA FOIA requests, please email


All requests for GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) documents must be sent to the mailing address, fax number or e-mail address shown below:

OIG Freedom of Information Act Officer
GSA, Office of Inspector General (JC)
1800 F Street, NW, Room 5326
Washington, DC 20405
Fax: (202) 501-0414

If you have any questions concerning GSA OIG FOIA requests, please call (202) 501-1932.

Note:  When you make a FOIA request, you must describe the records that you want as clearly and specifically as possible.  If the agency cannot identify and locate records that you have requested with a reasonable amount of effort, it will not be able to assist you.  While agencies strive to handle all FOIA requests in a customer-friendly fashion, the FOIA does not require them to do research for you, analyze data, answer written questions, or in any other way create records in order to respond to a request.

GSA's FOIA Public Liaisons is responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and assisting in the resolution of disputes.

 Title  Name/Phone
FOIA Public Liaison Audrey Corbett Brooks
(202) 205-5912


Last Reviewed 2016-06-23