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Welcome to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Portal

This portal enables members of the public to submit FOIA and Privacy Act requests to DEA, check the status of their outstanding request(s), and access frequently requested agency records.

View Frequently Requested Records

Many DEA records are already publicly available. Before submitting a FOIA request, please browse our FOIA Library and Additional Resources location on our website.  Prior to submitting a FOIA request, please review the Help page for important information.

To Submit a FOIA/Privacy Act (PA) Request Online

Register to create an online profile or Sign In to your existing profile for more information about what a FOIA request must include and the types of records you might receive. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  

DEA encourages all requesters to create a PAL account, even if your request was previously submitted. If you have pending requests submitted through e-mail or mail, the requests will automatically appear in your newly created PAL account as long as you use the same e-mail address. 


To Check Request Status

To check the status of a request that you previously submitted click here. You can also login to your profile to view additional request details. 

If your request was submitted through e-mail or mail, please contact our Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300 or via e-mail at  Your phone call will be routed to the appropriate Government Information Specialist assigned to your request.


Privacy Policy

Click here to review the Department of Justice's Privacy Policy. 

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