Agencies Which Require FOIA Requests to be Signed

The vast majority of agencies accept requests electronically or via paper. A few, however, have a requirement that a request be physically signed. This generally prevents requesters from filing requests electronically. We’re hand compiling a list of agencies that engage in this process, as well as the less-burdenson requirement of requesters including an “electronic signature”, which generally takes the form of “/John Doe/”.

Agencies which require physical signatures

  • Department of the Treasury (Citation)
  • Customs and Border Protection (Citation)

Agencies which require electronic signatures

No agencies have yet been listed for this section.

Agencies Which Require Regular Confirmation of Interest

U.S. National Central Bureau of United States of America (Citation)

Agencies Which Assign Arbitrary Fees

Saugus, MA Town Clerk (Citation)

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