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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

With some exceptions, the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act permits any person to inspect and copy any public record maintained by the Department of Human Resources [see D.C. Code § 2-532(a)]. Any request for records must be sufficiently detailed to permit DCHR to reasonably identify the records being requested.
Use this form to make a FOIA request. If you choose to use this electronic form, you must complete the fields marked with an "*". If you do not enter accurate or required information, we may be unable to fulfill your FOIA request.
Contact Information
Describe the type(s) of document(s) you are requesting

Provide a description of the desired records sufficient for us to reasonably locate the needed materials. When possible, provide specific names, places, events, subjects, dates, files, titles, file designations, or other identifying information that will assist DCHR in locating the information you need.


Select a suitable description for the purpose of this request.


Requestors are responsible for researching and processing fees. These fees are usually assessed when the time for reviewing, researching and responding exceed two hours.

Enter the maximum amount that you are willing to pay. (If the anticipate fee exceeds the amount indicated, we will contact you prior to processing your request.)
If you are requesting a fee waiver, explain in detail how the requested records will be used and how that use will benefit the general public.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer is the principal contact point within DCHR for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.

DCHR prefers that FOIA requests be made online using the above form. However, you may also mail a written FOIA request. If the request is written, the envelope must prominently be marked "FOIA Request."

FOIA Officer
Justin Zimmerman
Department of Human Resources
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 330 South
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 741-8783


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