The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Authorization

Individuals may not get information about someone else under the Privacy Act. If you want TTB to release information about you to someone else, such as your attorney or other authorized representative, you will need to provide written consent for the release of the information. The written authorization must contain:

  • A description of the record which may be disclosed;
  • The name of the person, firm, or agency to which the record will be disclosed;
  • A statement that the agency is authorized to disclose the record;
  • Your signature and the date; and
  • Verification of your identity.

Verification of Identity

You must verify your identity before action will be taken on any request. This can be done by providing a copy of a driver's license bearing your signature; or by providing a signed and dated statement that you understand the penalties provided in 5 U.S.C. 552a(i)(3) for requesting access to records under false pretenses, and the statement is subscribed by you as true and correct under penalty of perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746.

Fees – Privacy Act

Fees may be charged only for the cost of duplication, without regard to whether the request was processed under the Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act, or both. The first l00 pages will be provided without charge.

Fee Schedule

Service

Product

Charge

Duplication

Paper reproduction

20 cents per page

Word processing

Computer diskettes and print-outs

Direct costs and labor costs

Page last reviewed: June 4, 2015
Page last updated: October 16, 2015
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division

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