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SUBPOENA AND COURT ORDER INFORMATION
FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS


STATE INVESTIGATORS
Agents who require records for investigatory purposes (fraud, theft, etc.) please forward your request to the DFAS Internal Review, Criminal Investigations Directorate (dfas.dscc.hi.mbx.rfa@mail.mil).
 
ALL OTHERS (Attorneys, state employees who are not investigators, etc.)
The United States Department of Defense is not subject to the jurisdiction of a State Court. See United States ex rel. Touhy v. Ragen, 340 U.S. 462 (1951), Boron Oil Co. v. Downie, 873 F.2d 67 (4th Cir. 1989); United States v. Bizzard, 674 F.2d 1382 (11th Cir. 1982); United States v. Marino, 658 F.2d 1120 (6th Cir. 1981).  Moreover, personal records and information are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. §552a; 32 C.F.R. § 97.6(b)(3). 
 
Considering the above, the FOIA/PA Office will only release personal records in response to the following:
 
  • Federal Subpoena or Court Order issued to DFAS and signed by a Federal Judge, U.S. Attorney, or Assistant U.S. Attorney
 OR
   
AN INDIVIDUAL’S AGREEMENT [OR NON-OBJECTION] TO THE ISSUANCE OF A SUBPOENA DOES NOT CONSTITUTE CONSENT OR AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE HIS/HER PERSONAL RECORDS OR INFORMATION
 
 
* DFAS will not accept another agency’s request/release/claim form to obtain records. However, in lieu of a written/typed statement, individuals may utilize the Request Pertaining to Military Records (SF-180) to authorize the release of personal records. A copy of the individual’s (to whom the requested records pertain) valid, government-issued photo ID or Notarized Statement verifying his/her identity must accompany the signed SF-180.
 
SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST
 
 DO NOT FORWARD YOUR REQUEST UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
 
Email dfas.foia@mail.mil and Fax (317) 275-0391 are the preferred submission methods. 
 
You may also forward your request via postal mail: 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service                  
Corporate Communications – FOIA/PA                                                                                                                       
8899 East 56th Street                                                         
Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150
Page updated February 2, 2024