United States of America

United States of America Public Records Guide

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

5 U.S. Code ยง 552

Stats

Requests
Filed40043
Completed11393
Rejected4824
No Responsive Documents8134
Awaiting Acknowledgement1263
Awaiting Response5850
Requiring Action4271
Overdue6763
Appeals
Appeals awaiting response641
Allowed Response Time
20 days
Average Response Time
285 days
Success Rate
26.87%
Average Fee
$3089867.28
1.60% of requests have a fee

Top Agencies See All

Agency Requests
Federal Bureau of Investigation 8,575
Central Intelligence Agency 2,034
U.S. Department of State 1,005
Department of Homeland Security 998
National Security Agency 862
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 769
Drug Enforcement Administration 700
Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary 643
United States Customs and Border Protection 637
Federal Communications Commission 607

Top Localities See All

Jurisdiction Requests
New York 2,954
Massachusetts 2,096
California 1,828
Florida 1,314
Texas 1,307
Virginia 872
Illinois 801
Georgia 777
Washington 707
Pennsylvania 674