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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you have a right to federal agency records unless those records are protected from disclosure by specific exemptions or exclusions laid out in law.

Submit a FOIA request

There are no special forms required to submit a request, however, you may utilize the form provided in the link below. The Department of Veterans Affairs requires that your FOIA request:

  • Be in writing (submitted via U.S. Mail, special carrier, fax or email). If the requested records concern your personal privacy or that of another person, then the request must be signed.
  • State your willingness to pay applicable fees or provide justification to support a fee waiver. Include a daytime telephone number and/or email address in case we need to contact you.
  • Be submitted to the facility that maintains the records. If you don’t know where the records are located, submit your request to:

Making a FOIA request for records maintained by Bay Pines VA 

Fax: 727-319-1282


C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center
FOIA  Office (001PV)
PO Box 5005
Bay Pines, FL 33744-5005

For questions about your FOIA request to Bay Pines VA

Phone: 727-398-6661 or 1-888-820-0230

Laura Fowkes, ext. 14626

Deanna Baczewski, ext. 17029

Wendy Shaw-Hillman, ext. 21216

Additional FOIA request information