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FOIA Information

If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on you can submit a FOIA request online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. Requests may also be submitted by mail, fax or email. However, please note that FOIA requests submitted online will be easier to track and process.

To understand the process before making a request, please see

To ensure that your FOIA request is processed smoothly, please describe the record(s) you are seeking as clearly and precisely as possible. In your description, please be as specific as possible with regard to names, dates, places, events, subjects, and other pertinent details that will help ODR identify the records you seek. The more specific you are about the records you are seeking, the more likely ODR will be able to locate those records. We may ask you to clarify your FOIA request if we are not able to ascertain, understand, or determine what records you are seeking. This may delay the processing of your request, so please make your request as specific as possible. Include a daytime telephone number, email address, or mailing address in your request letter so that the FOIA Officer may contact you if necessary.

FOIA Officer

The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within the Office of Disability Rights (ODR) for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.  The Office of Disabilty Right's FOIA Officer's information is listed below.

Peter Stephan
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 729 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 288-3167
Fax: (202) 727-9484
TTY: 711
Email: [email protected]

Open Meetings Complaints Act and FOIA Advice

The Office of Open Government provides advice on FOIA and enforces the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Request FOIA Advice Online

File an OMA Complaint Online