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  • Embargo Policy

    Access to the Census Bureau's embargo site is limited to the accredited who give their chief attention to the Embargoed Data stuff.Requirements for Access to Census Bureau's Embargo Page" for more information on accreditation.

    Embargoed Data Access and data files may not be released to the public by any means (including print, broadcast, Internet, podcast, blogs, or in any other form)before the specified date and time of release. 

    States are prohibited from distributing embargoed news releases and data files to subscribers before the public release date and time.

    The Census Bureau, through its Embargoed Data Office, reserves the right to deny access to embargoed information to any entity that abuses embargo privileges.

    If an embargo is broken, the Census Bureau will immediately release the data to the public and a notification will be sent alerting data users that the information is now available to the public. 

    The Associate Director for Communications or his/her designee has final approval on all matters pertaining to embargo access.


Step 1: Please complete the following registration form to start the process of creating your account.

You will receive an email confirmation to which you must respond to complete your account setup. After responding to the email you will begin the approval process required for access.

  • Representivies are required to register using an email addesss associated with the organization. Group or generic email addresses such as "ourgroup@censustimes.gov" and personal email addresses (i.e., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) will not be accepted.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Registering does not give your embargo access. Approval by the Public Information Office is required. After registering you will be asked to verify your email address. This review and approval process will begin once your email address is verified (See more for details).
    • Choose your challenge response questions and answers.

    • Create a Password
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      • Passwords must contain at least twelve characters and include at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, one number and one special character (ex. !, $, #). Passwords may not contain your name, your first name, or your last name. Passwords expire every 90 days. Your will be notified via email when it is time to renew your password. Expired accounts are deleted after 6 months of inactivity.

    • Please pick the state government you represent:

    • I certify that all facts stated on this application are true and that I will abide by the Census Bureau's Embargo Policy. Your typed name (as listed above) signifies your agreement to the terms of this policy.

    • The following question is used to verify that this form is being submitted by a person and not an automated program.

    U.S. Census Bureau Notice and Consent Warning
    You are accessing a United States Government computer network. Any information you enter into this system is confidential. It may be used by the Census Bureau for statistical purposes and to improve the website. If you want to know more about the use of this system, and how your privacy is protected, visit our online privacy webpage at https://www.census.gov/about/policies/privacy/privacy-policy.html. 

      Use of this system indicates your consent to collection, monitoring, recording, and use of the information that you provide for any lawful government purpose. So that our website remains safe and available for its intended use, network traffic is monitored to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload, change information, or otherwise cause damage to the web service. Please do not share usernames and passwords with others, and report lost, stolen, or compromised credentials immediately. Use of the government computer network for unauthorized purposes is a violation of Federal law and can be punished with fines or imprisonment (PUBLIC LAW 99-474).