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About FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 USC 552, serves as the vehicle to obtain federal agency records, unless the records (or any portion thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of FOIA's nine exemptions or one of its three special law enforcement record exclusions. The OCC's disclosure regulation is located at 12 CFR 4. As a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, the OCC also complies with Treasury regulations. For further information about the Department of the Treasury's disclosure requirements, visit the Department of the Treasury FOIA site. This Web page provides members of the general public with basic information on how to gain access to records maintained by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Submit or Check the Status of a FOIA Request or Appeal Online

Click on "Sign In" in the upper right hand corner to to register to submit a FOIA request or appeal. As you navigate the "Sign In" procedures, please follow all prompts, look for red system warnings, and make sure that all required fields are completed. Once signed in, the ability to check the status of a request is also available.

If you have requested a document download as your method of delivery, you will receive an email telling you when those documents are available. In order to retrieve those documents, you will need to "Sign In" to the system and check the status of your request. Upon reaching that screen, you will see a small download icon next to your request status. Click there in order to download the documents relating to your request onto your computer.

Search the FOIA Electronic Reading Room

Search or browse the Electronic Reading Room by clicking the link provided or by accessing the "Electronic Reading Room" link in the navigation menu.  To view merger applications during the public comment period, please check the merger folder in the Electronic Reading Room.


Request Certified Documents

Request for Certified Documents must be submitted through this FOIA application. Before submitting your Certified Documents Request, be sure to read Certified Documents Guidance and Fees (follow the hyperlink or use the navigation menu labeled "How to Submit a Request" to review this information).  To submit your request, you must first sign in.  After that, click on Submit a Request, in the navigation menu.  Click on the Request Type drop-down menu and select Certified Documents, then follow the prompts displayed.  


Feel free to contact us at (202) 649-6700 if you have any questions or issues concerning the submission of a FOIA or Certified Documents request.