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Open Government and FOIA - DDS

 The District is committed to a transparent, open form of government. District agency websites are required to make certain records available online to the public, if those records exist. In cases where these records exist but are not yet available online, agencies are working to provide them as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Officer.

FOIA Information

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

If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on you can submit a FOIA request online  via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. Requests may also be submitted by mail, fax, or email; however, please note that FOIA requests submitted online will be easier to track and process.  If you submit a written request, the envelope should be prominently marked “FOIA” Request.”  The FOIA Officer may request that any oral FOIA request be reduced to writing, if the requested records are not customarily made available by the public body.

To understand the process before making a request, please see

The Department on Disability Services’ FOIA Officer’s information is listed below.

Nalaka Senaratne
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
DC Department on Disability Services
250 E Street, SW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC  20024
[email protected]
(202) 527-5604