The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to disclose records requested in writing by any person. The right to receive these records is subject to nine exemptions and three exclusions, information about this can be found on the Department of Justice website. The FOIA applies to federal government agencies it does not apply to the records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.
In order to receive a copy of records kept by any Federal Government Agency a written request is required. Use this document to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.