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Important Guidance

Fees – Please review our FOIA Processing Fee Schedule available in the FDIC FOIA Service Center if you have any questions about the costs associated with your request. You must state the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the records that you request.

Clearly Identify the Records that You Seek  Please provide us with a complete description of the FDIC records you would like to obtain.  Please do not use broad or ambiguous phrases such as “any and all.”  If you know when the records were created, tell us; if you’re not sure, suggest a reasonable time period.

Provide Detailed Background about the Records – Please include information that will help us to locate the records you seek.  For example: If you would like to obtain records about a failed bank, please provide the former bank’s full name and location.  If you would like to obtain records about an FDIC contract, please identify the vendor, contract number, subject matter and/or date of contract award. 

Additional Attachments – You may include an attachment to your request “Description” that you believe may assist us in processing your request. You may also include an attachment to your request for a “Fee Waiver” and/or “Expedited Processing” that you believe may assist us in evaluating the merits of such requests.

Privacy Act Statement

Collection of this information is authorized by 12 U.S.C. § 1819 and 5 U.S.C. §§ 552 and 552a. The requested information will be used to process your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and/or the Privacy Act. The information you provide may be disclosed: to another federal government agency having records within the scope of your request, to appropriate Federal or state agencies if a violation or possible violation of a civil or criminal law is apparent; to a congressional office in response to an inquiry made at your request; to a court, magistrate or administrative tribunal in the event of litigation, or in accordance with the other "routine uses of records" listed in the FDIC's Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Requests System, Number 30-64-0022. Supplying the information is voluntary, but failure to provide all of the information may cause a delay in the processing of your request or may result in the FDIC’s inability to process your request.


Last Updated 04/06/2018 efoia@fdic.gov