Freedom of Information Law

Section 84 of the Public Officers Law, Article 6, talks about the Freedom of Information law;

The legislature hereby finds that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The more open a government is with its citizenry, the greater the understanding and participation of the public in government.

As state and local government services increase and public problems become more sophisticated and complex and therefore harder to solve, and with the resultant increase in revenues and expenditures, it is incumbent upon the state and its localities to extend public accountability wherever and whenever feasible.

The people’s right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality. The legislature therefore declares that government is the public’s business and that the public, individually and collectively and represented by a free press, should have access to the records of government in accordance with the provisions of this article.

FOIL Request

    Date of Request

    Name of Applicant (required)

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    If Representing someone else, their name

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    I hereby apply to obtain a copy of the following information

    (please list date, time, address and any additional specifics regarding the incident)

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