The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta believes that transparency is important to promote better understanding of the Bank's mission and to maintain public trust. While the Atlanta Fed is not an agency as that term is defined in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 and is therefore not subject to its provisions, we have elected to comply with the spirit of FOIA through our Transparency and Accountability Policy.

Nothing contained in this policy is intended to affect the communications or informational services that we routinely provide, nor any obligations to disclose information according to law (for example, Section 1103 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) or other legal process. We will handle information requests invoking FOIA according to this policy.

How to make a request for Atlanta Fed records

In writing: Submit a request for information in writing to the Atlanta Fed's Transparency Office at the mailing or email address provided below.

Submit requests by mail to:

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Attn: Transparency Office
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Or by email to:*

*Please put the request in the body of the email. Attachments may slow the processing of your request.

Each request must contain the following:

  • The name and address of the person filing the request, and a telephone number at which the requester can be reached during business hours;
  • A sufficient description of the records requested so that Bank staff can identify and locate the records without undue difficulty;
  • The name of any pending litigation to which the request relates, and the court and its location; and
  • The agreement of the requester to pay the Bank for any fees owed in accordance with the Fee Schedule contained in Appendix A of the Transparency and Accountability Policy, or a request for waiver of such fees (see Sections 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 of the Transparency and Accountability Policy).

Before you file a request for information, please review a list of documents we make publicly available that may meet your request. Verbal or written requests for information that the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or Federal Reserve System regularly makes available on our website may be handled without the procedures described in this policy, provided any such request does not invoke or cite FOIA or the Reserve Bank's Transparency and Accountability Policy.

See our Transparency, Governance, and Ethics page for frequently requested information, such as the