Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Submitting FOIA Requests
In recognition of the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America and following the Department's guidance to take all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of the Department's workforce, the FOIA team is working remotely and not able to process any requests mailed or faxed to the office. Any requests received by mail or fax after Monday, March 16, 2020, may not be processed until employees are able to return safely to the office. If you wish to resubmit your request, please send it to the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
The FOIA is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Under the FOIA, agencies must disclose any information that is requested – unless that information is protected from public disclosure.
FAA posts a great deal of information on its website so before making a request you might want to look through it first. You may find that the information you are interested in is already posted. At the bottom of the page you will find links to a number of information categories.
Our FOIA Library also has links to FAA webpages to make finding records easier.
A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for you, to analyze data, to answer written questions, or to create records in response to a request.
- DOT Reference Guide for Requesting Records under the FOIA (PDF)
- How to make a FOIA request
- FOIA Public Liaisons
- FOIA Service Centers
- Learn More about FOIA
- Visit the FOIA Library which has links to frequently requested documents.
- FAA Records Management
- Department of Transportation FOIA website
- Department of Transportation (DOT) FOIA Regulations 49 C.F.R. 7