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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Learn how to submit a written request for records from the Presidio Trust.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute that allows any person to obtain records of a federal agency. Like all federal agencies, the Presidio Trust is required under FOIA to disclose records that any person requests in writing.

The agency may only withhold records that are exempt from disclosure by FOIA. To get more information on the nine FOIA exemptions the Presidio Trust may claim to protect information in its records, consult the Presidio Trust FOIA Guide.

If you believe that records were withheld from you illegally, you can enforce your FOIA rights by filing an appeal with the agency and ultimately by filing a lawsuit in federal District Court.

Preparing a FOIA Request

Before submitting a FOIA request, please review the following instructions to aid us in deciding where to search to determine which records pertain to your request. It can also save you and the government time and money, and you may get what you want faster.

  • Review the Public Documents page to ensure that the record you seek isn’t already available.
  • Describe the records you want as specifically as possible.
  • Review the fee information and tell us how much you’re willing to pay.
  • Furnish any facts or clues about the dates, places, persons, events, or subjects you’re interested in or records you want.
  • Review the FOIA exemptions and exclusions below.

Note: A FOIA request may seek only records that exist at the time the request is received and may not require that new records be created in response to the request. For more guidance, please review our FOIA Regulation page.

Presidio Trust FOIA Guidelines

Questions about FOIA?

If you have questions about the Presidio Trust Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process, please contact us.

Montgomery Street Barracks and the Main Parade Lawn.
Photo by Charity Vargas.

Wener Vieux, Acting FOIA Officer
(628) 278-0052

1750 Lincoln Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94129