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FOIL Resources

Last updated 1/16/2015

FOIL contact information and resources for New York City and New York state agencies.

New York State's FOIL law

Before submitting any request, check the relevant site for current information about the procedures, fees, and expected response time of a request.

New York City Agencies

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/contact/contact.shtml

Records Access Officer
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-393-2096 x2032
Fax: 212-566-3843

Current officer: Angela White (awhite@buildings.nyc.gov)

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/foil.shtml

PDF form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/foil_request_form_english.pdf

New York City Department of Transportation
Records Access Officer
55 Water Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10041
dotfoil@dot.nyc.gov

New York City Department of Education (DOE)

Details: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/GeneralCounsel/Legal/FILU/default.htm

Records Access Officer
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, Room 308
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-374-6888
FOIL@schools.nyc.gov

Current officer: Joseph Baranello

New York City Police Department (NYPD)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/legal_matters/dclm_doc_production_foil.shtml

Records Access Officer
NYC Police Department
FOIL Unit - Legal Bureau
One Police Plaza, Room 110-C
New York, NY 10038

New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/after_fire/fire_records.shtml

Record Access Officer
FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs/CDLS Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857

New York City Department of Finance

Details: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/about/foil-requests.page

Online form: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/about/contact-by-email/contact-foil-requests-and-rule-making-actions.page

New York City Department of Finance
Records Access Officer
345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-403-3625

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/contact/foil_request.shtml

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Officer
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-436-0285
Fax: 646-500–5968
dcafoil@dca.nyc.gov

New York City Council

Records Access Officer: Danielle Barbato
Fax: 212.513.0701
dbarbato@council.nyc.gov

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Details: http://www.nycgovparks.org/contact-parks/foil-request

Records Access Officer: Christina Dookwah
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal
Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Fax: 212-360-1373
FOIL@parks.nyc.gov

New York City Office of the Comptroller

Details: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/forms-n-rfps/freedom-of-information-law-foil-requests/

Online form: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/forms-n-rfps/freedom-of-information-law-foil-requests/foil-request/

Records Access Officer
New York City Comptroller’s Office
One Centre Street, Room 602
Municipal Building
New York, NY 10007
foil@comptroller.nyc.gov

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/contact_us/index.shtml

Online form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/contact_us/foil.shtml

New York City Tax Commission

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/taxcomm/html/foil/foil.shtml

Online form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/taxcomm/html/foil/foil_form.shtml

New York City Tax Commission
Records Access Officer
1 Centre Street, Room 2400
New York, NY 10007

New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/records.shtml

PDF form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/downloads/pdf/foil_form_doc.pdf

NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission Office of Legal Affairs
Attn: Records Access Officer
33 Beaver Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-676-1102
FOIL@tlc.nyc.gov

New York City Department of Correction

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doc/html/contact/foil.shtml

Laura S. Mello
Records Access Officer
New York City Department of Correction
75-20 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, New York 11370

New York City Department of City Planning

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/about/location.shtml#foil

Records Access Officer
22 Reade Street, Second Floor, West
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212-720-3219
FOIL@planning.nyc.gov

New York City Board of Elections (BOE)

Executive Office
32 - 42 Broadway, 7 Fl
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-487-5400

New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Online form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/contact/foil-request-form.shtml

Records Access Officer
Department of Housing Preservation & Development
100 Gold Street
New York, NY 10038

Current officer: Donald Appel (APPELD@hpd.nyc.gov)

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/contact/foil_request.shtml

PDF form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/downloads/pdf/NYCHA_Freedom_of_Informtion_Request_Form.pdf

Records Access Officer
NYCHA
250 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-306-8680
Fax: 212-306-8710
FOIL@nycha.nyc.gov

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/contact/ogc-foil.shtml

Records Access Officer
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, Floor 14th, CN31
Long Island City, NY 11101
Fax: 347-396-6087
recordsaccess@health.nyc.gov

New York City Office of Emergency Management

No FOIL contact listed, address taken from here

FOIL Coordinator
New York City Office of Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York, 11201

New York City Department of Sanitation

No FOIL contact listed, address taken from here

DSNY, Freedom of Information Law Officer
125 Worth Street, Room 710
New York, NY 10013

New York City Department of Investigation

No FOIL contact listed, this is the general department mailing address.

City of New York
Department of Investigation
Records Access Officer
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-825-5900

New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/html/contact/contact.shtml

Director of Intergovernmental and Legal Affairs
CCRB
100 Church St.
New York, NY, 10007

Public Advocate for the City of New York

Details: http://advocate.nyc.gov/requesting-public-records

Office of the Public Advocate
Attn: Records Access Officer
1 Centre Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
RecordsAccess@pubadvocate.nyc.gov

City University of New York (CUNY)

Details: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/communications-marketing/foil.html

Dave Fields
Records Access Officer
University Dean and Special Counsel to the Chancellor
205 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone No: 646-664-9110
Fax: 646-664-3863
Fields@mail.law.cuny.edu

Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

Details: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/contact/foil.shtml

Records Access Officer
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
One Centre Street, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10007
mihle@media.nyc.gov

New York City School Construction Authority (SCA)

Details: http://www.nycsca.org/Business/WorkingWithTheSCA/Legal/Pages/FreedomofInformationRequests.aspx

Records Access Officer
School Construction Authority
30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-472-8302

Current officer: Michael Szabaga

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

See 'State Agencies' below.

State Agencies

The Office of the State Comptroller maintains a basic list of state agency FOIL officers here:

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/foilofficers.htm

More detailed information is often available on individual agency websites.

New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Details: http://dmv.ny.gov/org/file-freedom-information-law-foil-request

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
FOIL Office
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 222
Albany, NY 12228
Phone: (518) 474-0621
Fax: (518) 474-8537

Current officer: Lisa Turnbull (Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov)

New York Department of Taxation and Finance

Details: http://www.tax.ny.gov/help/contact/foil_requests.htm

Records Access Office
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
W.A. Harriman Campus
Bldg 9 Room 100
Albany, NY 12227
Fax: 518-435-8548
Property tax data: ORPTS.FOIL@tax.ny.gov
All other requests: foil.requests@tax.ny.gov

New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Details: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/crimnet/mail.htm

Records Access Office
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
Fax: 518-457-2416
foil@dcjs.ny.gov

New York Department of Transportation (DOT)

Details: https://www.dot.ny.gov/main/foil-form

Records Access Office
NYSDOT
50 Wolf Road
6th Floor
Albany, NY 12232
Fax: 518-457-9729
MO-RecordsAccess@dot.ny.gov

New York State Courts

Details: http://www.nycourts.gov/foil/

Most court records are subject to disclosure under other provisions instead of FOIL; only administrative court records are subject to FOIL disclosure.

Shawn Kerby, Assistant Deputy Counsel
FOIL Officer
Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street, Room 1170
New York, NY 10004
foil@nycourts.gov

New York Department of Education

Details: http://www.nysed.gov/foil

Records Access Officer
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave, Room 121 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-408-1818
Fax: 518-473-2827
FOIL@nysed.gov

New York Department of State

Details: http://www.dos.ny.gov/about/foil.html

Online form: http://www.dos.ny.gov/about/contact.asp?DCode=FOIL#emailcontact

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: 518-474-4752
Fax: 518-474-4597

State University of New York (SUNY)

Details: http://www.suny.edu/contact/foil/

Online form: http://www.suny.edu/contact/email.cfm

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Details: http://www.doccs.ny.gov/contactus.htm

Online form: http://www.doccs.ny.gov/DOCCSwebfoilform.aspx

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Attn: FOIL Unit
Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: 518-457-8126

New York Department of Health

Details: https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/foil/

Records Access Office
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Room 2364
Albany, NY 12237-0044
Fax: 518-486-9144
foil@health.state.ny.us

New York Department of Labor

Details: https://labor.ny.gov/secure/foilrequest.shtm

Online form: https://www.labor.ny.gov/secure/foil.asp

Records Access Officer
New York State Department of Labor
State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 509
Albany, NY 12240 Fax: 518-485-1819

New York Department of Financial Services

Details: http://dfs.ny.gov/legal/foil.htm

Online form: https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/web/guest-applications/ogc-foil-e-form

New York State Department of Financial Services
Office of General Counsel
Attn: Records Access Officer
One State Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-709-1655
Recordsaccessofficer@dfs.ny.gov

Division of State Police

Details: https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Request_Government_Records/

PDF form: https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Request_Government_Records/FOIL_FORM.cfm

New York State Police
Attn: Records Access Officer
1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252

New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Details: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/contact/index.cfm#foil

Online form: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/contact/foil

Records Access Officer
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
633 Third Avenue
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-867-7060
DHSESFOIL@dhses.ny.gov

New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs

Details: https://dmna.ny.gov/foil/

Online form: https://dmna.ny.gov/foil/request/

New York Division of Veterans' Affairs

Details: http://www.veterans.ny.gov/content/foil-foia

PDF form: http://www.veterans.ny.gov/sites/default/files/FOIL%20request_2.pdf

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

Empire State Development

Details: http://esd.ny.gov/FOIL.html

Empire State Development
Records Access Officer
633 3rd Ave
37th Floor
New York, NY 10017
FOIL@esd.ny.gov

New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Details: http://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/foil-requests.aspx

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
ATTN: Records Access Officer
Albany, NY 12238
Fax: 518-474-5106
foil@parks.ny.gov

New York Department of Agriculture & Markets

Details: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/contactfoil.html

Rick Arnold
Records Access Officer
10B Airline Drive
Albany, N.Y. 12235
Phone: 518-457-1059
FOIL@agriculture.ny.gov

Office of the State Comptroller

Details: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/foil.htm

Records Access Officer
Office of the State Comptroller
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12236
Phone: 518-474-4015
Fax: 518-473-8940
FOIL@osc.state.ny.us

Office of the Inspector General

Details: http://www.ig.ny.gov/information/foil.html

Records Access Officer
Office of the State Inspector General
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 2, 16th Floor
Albany, NY 12223
Fax: 518-486-3745
foil@ig.ny.gov

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Request form: http://www.panynj.gov/corporate-information/foi-request.cfm

List of fulfilled FOI requests: http://www.panynj.gov/corporate-information/freedom-information-requests.html

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

Includes New York City transit, Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Metro-North Railroad, and MTA Police

Details: http://web.mta.info/foil.htm

Current MTA FOIL contact:
Anne Cutler
212-878-7315

MTA Headquarters
Victoria Clement
Manager Legal Support Services/Freedom of Information Law Officer
347 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

MTA NYC Transit
Denise Fraser
718-694-3909
Deputy Exec. Asst. General Counsel/Freedom of Information Officer
130 Livingston Plaza, 12th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

MTA Long Island Rail Road
Richard Gans
Vice President - General Counsel & Secretary
Jamaica Station
Jamaica, New York 11435

MTA Metro-North Railroad
Linda Montanino
Asst Secy & Litigation Agent/Freedom of Information Law Officer
347 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017

MTA Bridges and Tunnels
Theressa Legall
Freedom of Information Law Officer/Administrator
2 Broadway, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004

MTA Capital Construction
Zoë L. Davidson, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
MTACC Law Department
2 Broadway 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2209

MTA Bus Company
Gerard Mikorenda
Freedom of Information Officer
2 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

MTA Police
P.O. Chris Lyons
Records Manager/MTA Police Foil Contact
347 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10017