Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom Information Act (FOIA) generally gives you the right to access Federal Agency records if the records are not protected by exemptions (see Exemptions right).
There is a great deal of information readily available to you without an official FOIA request. One of the links on left side of this page may answer your question.
If you still have questions, try one of these resources:
- Use the Search box (above).
- Call our national Customer Service Center: 1-800-344-WILD (1-800-344-9453).
- Contact our office at (916) 930-5603.
If you decide to send a FOIA request, see our FOIA FAQs page.
The request should go to the Pacific Region Office in Portland. See their address in sidebar.
(This office covers California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington. For other regions, see our national home page for the URL of the regional office.)
Some exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act:
- Confidential business information
- Personal information affecting an individual's privacy.
- Records of financial institutions.
- Internal personnel rules and practices.
- Records involving national defense or foreign policy
- Records compiled for law enforcement purposes