How to Access Information or Help
Information about contacting the SEC can be found here.
How to Access or Request Filings and Other Records
The SEC database for company filings, which includes quarterly and annual reports, registration statements for IPOs and other offerings, insider trading reports, and proxy materials, can be obtained in electronic form by using the SEC’s EDGAR system. You can learn more about using EDGAR here.
Public statements, proposed and final rules, enforcement actions, educational materials, special reports and studies, speeches, testimony and other SEC documents can also be obtained in electronic form by using the online SEC search feature or the attached links:
- Litigation Releases - Federal Court Actions
- Administrative Proceedings - Notices & Settlements
- ALJ Initial Decisions
- ALJ Orders
- Reports of Investigations
- Commission Opinions & Adjudicatory Orders
- Trading Suspensions
- Investors Claims Funds
- Proposed Rules
- Final Rules
- Concept Releases
- Interpretive Releases
- Policy Statements
- PCAOB Rulemaking
- Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking
- Public Utility Holding Company Act Filings and Notices
- Exchange Act Exemptive Applications
- Exchange Act Exemptive Notices and Orders
- Investment Advisers Act Applications, Notices and Orders
- Investment Company Act Notices and Orders
- Investment Company Act Deregistration Notices and Orders
- Other Commission Orders, Notices and Information
- Petitions for Rulemaking
- Exchange Delistings
News & Public Statements
- Annual Reports
- News Digest
- Press Releases
- Speeches and Public Statements
- Corporation Finance Staff Interpretations
- Reports and Publications
Certified copies of records or documents may be requested using the Certified Document form. Inquiries regarding the status of your request may be made to (202) 551-7230.
You will be contacted within one business day to confirm receipt of your request. The Office of Records Management Services will process the request within 20 business days. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received.
How to Access or Request Records Not Accessible via SEC Website
For public records not posted on the Internet (usually dated prior to 1996) including SEC records and documents, historic SEC filings, special reports and studies, speeches, and testimony you may use any of the following three methods:
Use our Request Records form
Send a fax to: (202) 772-9337
Submit a written request to:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of FOIA/PA Operations
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20549-2736
To request records not located on the SEC website, a written request is submitted which should include a mailing address and daytime telephone number in order to contact you should questions arise. Each request for information or copies should clearly describe the information sought with respect to complete name, date, subject matter, type of document, file number, or any other specific information which will assist us in identifying the information you are requesting. This enables us to ensure that the correct documents are located and provided as quickly as possible.
Only one subject should be included per request, i.e., multiple filings by one company may be requested in one letter; however, filings by multiple companies should be broken into separate requests.
Your written request should indicate a willingness to pay the search and reproduction cost for paper or electronic document production or provide a dollar amount you are willing to pay. See Schedule of Fees for Records Services here.
Should questions arise about making a request, you may call 202-551-7900.
Each request will receive an acknowledgement letter. A response should be provided within 20 working days. If additional time is needed, you will be contacted. Requests for voluminous records may take several months to fulfill and requestors may prefer to use a securities research service.
Senior Agency Official (SAO) – Records Management
Office of Support Operations
SEC Records Officer