Open FOIL NY Resource Center

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The Freedom of Information Law
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The Freedom of Information Law, commonly known as “FOIL” (Public Officers Law, Article 6, Sections 84-90) is New York State's principal statute regarding public access to government records. As set forth in the Legislative declaration to the law:

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.

Public Officers Law § 84

For more information about FOIL, please visit the New York State Committee on Open Government.  The Committee on Open Government is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Freedom of Information Law, and offers insight into what records are accessible, as well as provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

To submit a FOIL request, use the Open FOIL NY online form.

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Records Access Officers & Agency FOIL Websites
Records Access Officers & Agency FOIL Websites
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Please note that some government records are available without a FOIL request. Agency FOIL web pages (linked below) can help you determine whether to use the Open FOIL NY online form to request records.  You can also contact an agency records access officer to learn more.

Agency FOIL WebpageContact Information 
Adirondack Park Agency

Records Access Officer
New York State Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977

[email protected]

Canal Corporation

New York State Canal Corporation
Records Access Officer
30 South Pearl St., 5th Fl     
Albany, NY 12207

[email protected]

Council on Children and Families

Records Access Officer
NYS Council on Children and Families
52 Washington Street
West Building, Suite 99
Rensselaer, NY 12144

[email protected]

Council on the Arts

Records Access Officer
New York State Council on the Arts
300 Park Ave South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010

[email protected]

Department of Agriculture and Markets

Records Access Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235

[email protected]

Department of Civil Service

Records Access Officer
NYS Department of Civil Service
Albany, NY 12239

[email protected]

Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

FOIL Unit, Office of Counsel
NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226

[email protected]

Department of Environmental Conservation

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

[email protected]

Department of Financial Services


New York State Department of Financial Services
Office of General Counsel
Attn: Records Access Officer
One State Street, 20th Floor,
New York, NY 10004

[email protected]

Department of Health

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Room 2364
Albany, New York 12237-0044

[email protected]

Department of Labor

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Labor
State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 509
Albany, New York 12240

[email protected]

Department of Motor Vehicles

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
FOIL Office
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 327
Albany, NY  12228

[email protected]

Department of State

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12231

[email protected]

Department of Taxation and Finance

Records Access Officer
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
W.A. Harriman Campus
Bldg 9, Room 100

[email protected]

Department of Transportation

Records Access Office
NYSDOT
50 Wolf Road, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12232

[email protected]

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Records Access Officer
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1230
Albany, New York 12210

[email protected]

Division of Criminal Justice Services

Records Access Office
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210

[email protected]

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Records Access Officer
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DSHES)
Building 7A, Floor 7
1220 Washington Ave,
Albany, NY 12242

[email protected]    


Records Access Officer
NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC)
Building 7A, Floor 2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226

[email protected]

Division of Human Rights

Records Access Officer
New York State Division of Human Rights
One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York 10458

[email protected]

Division of Military and Naval Affairs

NYS Division of Military & Naval Affairs
ATTN: MNAS-IS (FOIA)
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110

[email protected]

Division of Tax Appeals

Records Access Officer
NYS Division of Tax Appeals
Agency Building 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

[email protected]

Division of the Budget

Records Access Officer
New York State Division of the Budget
Room 128, State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

[email protected]

Division of Veterans’ Affairs

Records Access Officer
NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs
2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223

[email protected]

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

FOIL Access Administrator
DASNY
515 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

[email protected]

Empire State Development Corporation

Record Access Officer
Empire State Development
633 3rd Ave, 37th Floor    
New York, NY 10017

[email protected]

Environmental Facilities Corporation

Records Access Officer
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation 
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

[email protected]

Executive Chamber

Records Access Officer
Executive Chamber
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

[email protected]

Gaming Commission

Records Access Officer
New York State Gaming Commission
PO Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500

[email protected]

Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

Records Access Officer
Governor's Office of Employee Relations
Agency Building 2, 12th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223

[email protected]

Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Records Access Officer
Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004

[email protected]

Higher Education Services Corporation

Records Access Officer
Office of Counsel
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue, Room 1350
Albany, New York 12255

[email protected]

Homes and Community Renewal

Records Access Officer
NYS Homes and Community Renewal
641 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022

[email protected]

Hudson River Park Trust

Records Access Officer
Hudson River Park Trust
Pier 40, Second Floor
353 West St
West Street at West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

[email protected]

 

Hudson River Valley Greenway

Records Access Officer
Hudson River Valley Greenway
625 Broadway – 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207

[email protected]

Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Records Access Officer
NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
161 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, New York 12054-1310

[email protected]

Long Island Power Authority

Records Access Officer
Long Island Power Authority
333 Earle Ovington Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553

[email protected]

New York Power Authority

Records Access Officer
NY Power Authority
Law Department
123 Main Street, 15-M
White Plains, NY 10601

[email protected]

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Records Access Officer
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399

[email protected]

New York State Insurance Fund

Records Access Officer
Office of the General Attorney
New York State Insurance Fund
199 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

[email protected]

New York State Police

New York State Police
Attn: Central Records Bureau
1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 22
Albany, New York 12226-2252

[email protected]

NYS Public Employment Relations Board

PERB Executive Director
PO BOX 2074
ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20
ALBANY, NY 12220-0074

[email protected]

Office For People With Developmental Disabilities

Records Access Officer
New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

[email protected]

Office for the Aging

Records Access Officer
NYS Office for the Aging
Two Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

[email protected]

Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Records Access Officer
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan Street, Room 1157
Albany, NY 12210

[email protected]

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Records Access Office
NYS OASAS
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

[email protected]

Office of Children and Family Services

Records Access Officer
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 133 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144

[email protected]

Office of General Services

Records Access Officer
NYS Office of General Services
Public Affairs Office
Corning Tower Building, 41st Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12242-0001

[email protected]

Office of Information Technology Services

Records Access Officer
NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Empire State Plaza PO Box 2062
Albany, New York  12220

[email protected]

Office of Mental Health

Records Access Officer
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12229

[email protected]

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Records Access Officer
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12238

[email protected]

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Records Access Officer
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
40 North Pearl, 16th floor
Albany, NY 12243

[email protected]

Office of Victim Services

Records Access Officer
Office of General Counsel
NYS Office of Victim Services
AE Smith Building
80 S. Swan Street, 2nd FL
Albany, New York 12210

[email protected]

Olympic Regional Development Authority

Records Access Officer
Olympic Regional Development Authority
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York 12946

[email protected]

Public Service Commission / Department of Public Service

Records Access Officer
Department of Public Service
Three Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223

[email protected]

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Records Access Officer
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
591 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

[email protected]

State Commission of Correction

Records Access Officer
NYS Commission of Correction
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
80 South Swan Street, 12th Floor
Albany, New York 12210

[email protected]

State Liquor Authority

Records Access Officer
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan St., Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210 

[email protected]

Thruway Authority

Records Access Officer
New York State Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209

[email protected]

Workers’ Compensation Board

Records Access Officer
New York State Workers' Compensation Board
328 State Street
Schenectady NY 12305

[email protected]

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