The District of Columbia

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests


The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within OLBD for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.

FOIA requests may be oral or in writing. If the request is written, the envelope shall prominently be marked "FOIA Request." The FOIA Officer may request that an oral request be reduced to writing, if the requested records are not customarily made available by the public body.

For more information on how to file a FOIA request, visit the Government Resource Center.

FOIA Officer
Sara Gebhardt 

Dept. of Small and Local Business Development
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street NW, Suite 970N
Washington, DC 20001
sara.gebhardt@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 727-3900
Fax: (202) 724-3786