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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, reflects our nation's commitment to open government. It gives the public the right to access information from federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service—including the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

FOIA requests processed by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are related to criminal investigations and law enforcement information of the Postal Service.

All FOIA request must be in writing, it must be a request for records, and it must be labeled "Freedom of Information Act Request." You must submit with it a Certification of Identity.

Mail FOIA requests to:

MANAGER FOIA UNIT
U.S. POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
475 L'ENFANT PLAZA SW, RM 3301
WASHINGTON DC 20260-2101

Email foia@uspis.gov
Phone (202) 268-7004
Fax (202) 268-4538

Obtain your "Certification of Identity" here.