Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request or appeal. We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail. You may reach out to our FOIA Requester Service Center and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

GSA's mission is to deliver the best value in real estate (including construction, operations and maintenance of Federal buildings) leases, acquisition, utilization of real and personal property and technology services to government and the American people.

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 any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interest such as personal privacy, national security and law enforcement.

Before making a request, first see if the information is already publicly available. You can find useful information on this website to include our Electronic Reading room, GSA Policies, reports and GSA's Annual FOIA Report folders. In addition, you can search FOIAonline for prior released information. When you make a FOIA request, you must describe the records that you want as clearly and specifically as possible. While agencies strive to handle all FOIA in a customer-friendly fashion, the FOIA does not require them to do research for you, analyze date , answer written questions, or in any other way create records in order to respond to your request.

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

U.S. General Services Administration
FOIA Requester Service Center (H3A)
1800 F Street, NW, 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.

GSA's FOIA Public Liaison 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 / Assistant General Counsel Duane Smith


Last Reviewed: 2021-05-28