Freedom of Information Act

Please visit individual park websites for specific documents related to a park that you cannot find here. To find these documents visit a park's homepage and click on the Park Management section.

Department of Interior FOIA regulations, instructions, and general information can be found on the Department of the Interior's FOIA page. DOI FOIA regulations (Last Updated November 14, 2019 [84 FR 61826})

NPS Uses Multi-track Processing of FOIA Requests- In accordance with 43 CFR 2.15, the NPS uses four processing tracks based on the amount of time required for a request to be processed: Simple, 1-5 workdays; Normal, 6-20 workdays; Complex, over 21-60 workdays; and Extraordinary which will take over 60 workdays to process.

NPS FOIA Library
Current and completed FOIA Materials. Formerly known as FOIA Reading Room.

NPS FOIA Officers

Requesting Records:

  1. Motor vehicle accident reports and requests for other records from the Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS) as a Privacy Act requester should be submitted using Form 10-945. Please note Form 10-339 has been superceded and should not be used.
  2. All other requests for records can be submitted electronically by using the FOIA Request Form
When using the online form, if you do not receive an acknowledgment of your request from the NPS within 48-72 hours, please notify the NPS FOIA Officer.

Last updated: April 1, 2020