FirstGov.gov is the official U.S. portal to all online government information and services–federal, state, local, tribal and international. Be sure to bookmark FirstGov.gov for future use.
We offer several features to help you find what you want quickly and easily.
Search 51 million federal and state web pages using our popular search engine. Simply enter a keyword or phrase in the search box that you'll find on every page. Check Search Tips for additional help.
Choose a customer gateway–or check out all four–depending on your interests or whether you are visiting as a Citizen, Business, Federal Government Employee. Government employees at any level (state, local, tribal, federal and international) will find a wealth of resources on the Government-to-Government Gateway. These gateways also have sections for specific groups, such as Parents, Seniors, Americans Living Abroad, Minority-Owned Businesses and much more.
Click on our Site Map to find a list of every topic on FirstGov.gov's more than 120 pages.
Browse FirstGov.gov to get a feel for the hundreds of topics and links on our one-stop site for online services, information on taxes, Social Security, passports and much more, including services near where you live. You'll also find a Reference Section with government news releases, forms, publications, statistics, laws and regulations, plus hundreds of links on the U.S. government's response to terrorism. Also browse through federal, state and local departments and agencies and foreign governments by name.
You can now do much of your business with the government online, rather than waiting in line. Check out Online Services for Citizens to buy stamps, file taxes, change your address with the Post Office, reserve a National Park campsite and much more. Click on Online Services for Business to file required forms, pay various fees, buy government surplus property and assets and much more. Or click on Online Services for Federal Employees to change federal employee benefits, find out about grants to state and local governments and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on FAQs to see the topics people most often ask about government services. This comprehensive list is compiled by federal agencies which answer millions of calls, letters and e-mails from citizens just like you every year. You'll find information and resources to provide answers to your questions. Of course, if you don't find the answers you need, we always welcome questions, comments and suggestions through our FirstGov.gov feedback form.
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Contact Your Government
Click on our Comment to Government to contact various programs or agencies directly through hundreds of links to all three branches of the federal government, 50 state governments and Washington, D.C. You may also send comments, questions, concerns and technical problems about FirstGov.gov by using our FirstGov.gov feedback form.