Make a request for official information
This page allows you to make an online request to us under the Official Information Act (OIA).
You can make a request for Official Information via our online form or you can make a request by post.
Please note, due to the current Covid-19 alert level, the Ministry is currently focused on assisting with the pandemic response and your response may be delayed. Once you have submitted your request the Ministry will contact you in the coming weeks to provide further updates specific to your request once it has been assessed.
Requests by post
Response times and charges
How to follow up or make a complaint
Refusing OIAs and withholding information
Before you make a request
Before making an OIA request, check out our other sources of information as you may find the information you need is already publicly available:
- Directory of Official Information(external link) – this website helps members of the public to exercise their rights under the Official Information Act 1982 effectively
- Office of the Ombudsman(external link) – this guidance on the official information legislation prepared by the Ombudsman
- a list of datasets we have created(external link)
- Responses to selected Official Information Act (OIA) requests of public interest.
Making a request for personal information
If you need to request for your personal information, you can directly contact the appropriate service provider at MBIE.