Please call the FOIA Office phone: (202) 551-7900 for assistance filing an appeal.

Under the FOIA, you have the right to appeal any adverse determination denying your request. The following are adverse determinations and are subject to appeal:

  • A requested record is denied in whole or in part.
  • A search of files failed to identify responsive records.
  • The denial of a fee category claim by a requester, the denial of a request for waiver or reduction of fees, and a dispute regarding fee estimates.
  • A determination not to grant expedited processing.
  • Not providing a response determination to a FOIA request within the statutory time limits.
  • Any determination found to be adverse in nature by the requester.

See the SEC FOIA Regulations on appeals at 17 CFR 200.80 (f).

Three different methods are available for submitting FOIA Appeals:

  1. Online Form – Submit your request using a form that is fillable online. This is the preferred method for submitting requests, due the quality of copy and its compatibility with our FOIA tracking system.


  2. Postal Mail or Courier – Submit your request by mailing the required documentation to:

    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Office of FOIA Services
    ATTN: FOIA Appeals
    100 F Street NE, Mail Stop 2465
    Washington, DC 20549

  3. Facsimile (Fax) – Submit your request by facsimile to:

    (202) 772-9337

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Contact Information
Examples: Jr., Ph.D., CPA, Esquire
Appeal Details
The appeal should state why the requester disagrees with the determination and provide any additional supporting information.
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