The Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Article 6) (FOIL) grants members of the public access to the records of government in accordance with its provisions. For more information about FOIL and the Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law, Article 6-A), please visit the New York State Committee on Open Government’s website.
Make a FOIL Request
To make a FOIL request, please email: [email protected]
Mail a written request to:
Records Access Officer
New York State Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Fax a written request to: (518) 474-4597
Right to Appeal
To the extent you believe you have been denied access to a record you have thirty (30) days from the date of the determination to take a written appeal. You may make an appeal by emailing: [email protected].