Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests


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]