A Good FOIA Request Letter
Freedom of Information Officer1
Department of Agriculture
Room 440AA, Whitten Building
Washington, D.C. 20250-1300
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request
Expedited Review Requested
Dear Ms. Morgan:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552.
I request that a copy of the following documents be provided to me:
Farm Inspection Reports in Ulster County, NY for the period of 2002-2003
In order to help determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am2 an individual seeking information for personal use and not for a commercial use.
1. Addresses letter to FOIA offices of agency
2. Specifies law under which the request is being made; specifies documents requested; specifies use to which information will be put
Note: Mark your envelope: "Attention, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit." If your request is made solely under the Privacy Act, state on the envelope, as is appropriate: "Privacy Act Request" or "Privacy Act Correction Request."