Ryan J. Reilly

Willing to pay the $30 to get this cleared up, can we set that up?

Shawn Musgrave

Sure thing! Looks like the fees were for an older request – we’ll email you the details!

For other users – an agency may withhold documents for one request if another request went unpaid. Keep careful track, though, of the timeline for the request – for federal requests, if the request took longer than the statutory window (20 business days, sometimes 30 if the agency requests an extension in the appropriate manner), then the agency cannot charge fees for the request. 

Also, keep in mind that agencies at the federal level must consider applications for fee waivers! MuckRock and our expert users are a great resource for navigating the world of fee waivers, fee categories and invoice estimates. 

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