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Submit an Appeal

FOIA Requesters may appeal adverse determinations, such as the denial of requested record in whole or in part, the adequacy of the document search, and the denial of expedited processing. For additional examples of adverse determinations, please reference 32 C.F.R. Part 286, sec. 286.9 and 285.11. The DoD OIG Freedom of Information Act Office processes all appeals for the DoD OIG.

Requesters can submit appeals using any of the following methods:

1.  Online Form – If you have a FOIAonline account, please login to your account and submit an appeal under the corresponding request.

2.  Postal Mail or Courier  – Submit your request by mailing the required documentation to:
     Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
     DoD OIG FOIA Requester Service Center
     ATTN:  FOIA Appellate Authority, Suite 10B24
     4800 Mark Center Drive
     Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

3.  Facsimile (Fax) – Submit your request by facsimile to, (571) 372-7498


Guidelines for Submitting an Appeal
Appeals must be submitted in writing and postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 calendar days after the date of the FOIA request response. The appeal should clearly identify the determination that is being appealed and the assigned request number. To facilitate handling, the appeal should be clearly marked "FOIA Appeal" on the letter and envelope or electronic transmission subject line.