FOIA Guidelines

A FOIA request is received on the date that it is hand-delivered, or that U.S. Mail is delivered, to the District. A FOIA request is treated as received on the next business day if sent via fax, email, or other electronic transmission; provided, however, the special rules apply to an email re-directed to a SPAM or trash account.

If a written request is sent by electronic mail and delivered to the public body’s spam or junk-mail folder, the request is not received until 1 day after the public body first becomes aware of the written request. The public body shall note in its records both the time a written request is delivered to its spam or junk-mail folder and the time the public body first becomes aware of that request.

Freedom of Information Act
FOIA Procedures and Guidelines