Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Requests must be in writing and should include the notation ‘Freedom of Information Act Request’ on the front of the envelope or subject line in an email. No special form is required for a FOIA request. Electronic requests are permitted unless a signature is required (e.g., a request for records subject to the Privacy Act). Requests must state that the requester is willing to pay the applicable fees and must describe the records requested in sufficient detail to allow the FOIA office to locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. In making a request you should be as specific as possible with regard to names, titles, dates, places, events, subjects, recipients, type of record, the offices likely to maintain the records, and so forth. For more information, email the Vicksburg District FOIA point of contact.