New York State is continuing to improve the FOIL process. State agencies and authorities are moving from the Open FOIL form and process to an improved FOIL processing application called GovQA.
Once a New York State agency has moved to the GovQA platform, it will no longer be found on Open FOIL. Instead, you may submit a FOIL request using the FOIL link on the respective agency’s website. All agencies and authorities websites can be found here: Open FOIL NY Resource Center or New York State All Agencies website. The FOIL link is typically located in the bottom footer of the agency’s website.
Until an agency/authority transitions to GovQA, you may continue to use the Open FOIL form below to submit a FOIL request. All fields marked * are required for a successful submission.
Access agency records, publications, reports or statistics already available in the Open FOIL Reading Room.
Review the Freedom of Information Law, get answers to FAQs, find an Agency Records Access Officer, or view an Agency FOIL website to learn more about records requests.