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Search Every U.S. Government Website searches only federal, state, and local government websites for the public. Its search box works like other search engines you're used to, but only returns results from government web pages, most ending in .gov or .mil. This helps you be sure you’re getting official information you can trust--and there’s no advertising.

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On your computer, find the search box at the top of every page. On your smartphone, find it after touching the MENU button on the screen.

Your initial search will return results from a variety of government websites. You can get more specific results by then selecting “Only,” “Images,” or “Videos” at the top of the page on your computer. On your smartphone, touch the three-lined button on the screen.

Directly Contact Federal Government Agencies

If you know the agency you want to get in touch with, use the A to Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies. It features contact information and web addresses of hundreds of federal agencies, sub-agencies, and divisions, as well as state government contact information.

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Last Updated: November 21, 2022