Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Agency is currently experiencing delays in FOIA processing due to exceptional circumstances with regard to increased workload and decreased access to resources due to the COVID19 national emergency.  Please be patient as we process your request.  As always, it is fastest to process requests that are narrowly tailored to the documents they seek.  Please contact us if you have any questions on how to tailor your request so that we can respond as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your understanding during these trying times.

The Freedom of Information Act is a Federal law that establishes the public’s right to request existing records from federal government agencies. Any person, U.S. citizen or foreign national, a private organization, or business can file a FOIA request, but not a federal agency or a fugitive from the law.

FOIA requests may either be in writing or electronic mail; however, if your FOIA request must also be processed under the provisions of the Privacy Act (i.e. you are also requesting records pertaining to yourself) a written, signed and notarized request is required.

Address your inquiry as a: “Freedom of Information Act request,” preferably within the request letter and on the envelope; then address request directly to the FOIA Office that would likely have the information you are seeking. 

For additional information about submitting a request, possible applicable fees, the appeals process, and other useful resources, see the USACE Headquarters FOIA Homepage,  Army Citizens Guide or the Department of Defense’s FOIA Handbook.  

List of FOIA Offices and Service Centers for the USACE

Sample FOIA Request Letter for Fort Worth District


USACE Fort Worth District FOIA Contact Information
Mailing Address:
Fort Worth District
FOIA Request
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300
Phone: 817-886-1148
Fax: 817-886-6415