FDA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandate publicly accessible "electronic reading rooms" with agency FOIA response materials and other information routinely available to the public, with electronic search and indexing features.
Before submitting an FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are looking for is already available on FDA's Web site. You can use our search engine to help you find what you're looking for.
If you wish to visit an FDA Public Reading Room in person, they are located at:
12420 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Room 1050, MD 20857
Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Mail Stop HFA-305, Rockville, MD 20852.
Hours of operation for both sites are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Electronic FOIA RequestYou may go to the FOIA request page and submit a request online. Please note that requests for information under the Privacy Act cannot be submitted online, and must be sent by mail to FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information. For contact information, please see FDA’s FOIA page.
If you submit your request(s) online, submission of an additional confirmation copy by mail or fax is unnecessary and may result in double processing and double billing.