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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Agency Help

One of the most important things I do as a U.S. Representative is to assist constituents dealing with the federal government. Our office can serve as a direct link to federal agencies, helping constituents navigate the bureaucracy or obtain answers.

Things to Know

  • I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can inquire on your behalf to get answers to questions and seek solutions.
  • I am unable to assist with issues related to local or state agencies. However, you can find contact information for your local officials on our Local Resources page.
  • Regardless of which agency you need help with, I will need your written authorization. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that I have your written consent before contacting federal agencies about your situation. You can print out this Authorization Form. After completing the form, return it to one of my district offices. The contact information is at the bottom of the form.  

Information by federal agency

If you have any questions when filling the Authorization Form please contact our Charlottesville office (434) 973-9631 or our Danville office (434) 791-2596. 

Please Note

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires that Members of Congress or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual's case.

We must have your signature to proceed with this type of request.

Authorization Form

Authorization Form

This is a three step process:

  1. Fill in the form with the required data, then click the “Generate Request for Review” button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Review the form to ensure all data is accurate, then sign the form.
  3. Print and mail, fax, or hand deliver the document to our office.  The address and fax number are on the generated page.

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, I give Congressman Thomas Garrett authority to act on my behalf.

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Your Information

What are these options?
Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

Print This Form

Use the Generate Request for Review button to produce the document to authorize our office to help you. Print, sign, and mail, fax, or hand deliver it to the address shown on the document. Please include any other documents or material that you think would help our office help you.