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Notice: Our ability to process requests has been severely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, causing a significant delay in our ability to respond to FOIL requests. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
The Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) provides access to records to citizens interested in obtaining records related to government operations. Records include documents and computer discs.
Access to records is limited by certain exemptions including those that intend to protect privacy and the names of confidential informants, and those where the production of records would impair, interfere with, cause substantial injury to, or endanger an individual or government operation.
Please be advised of the following:
The OAG FOIL Office does not process complaints. If you would like to file a complaint with the OAG, you may do so by accessing the OAG’s complaint page.
A current list by subject matter of all records in the possession of the OAG is available. Please note that this list reflects records in possession of the OAG, whether or not those records are available for inspection by the public under FOIL.
The Committee on Open Government is charged with furnishing any person with an advisory opinion for other appropriate information regarding the Freedom of Information Law. (Public Officers Law, Article 6). You may log on to the Committee’s website for more information.Submit a FOIL Request
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The FOIL Statute
Submit a FOIL administrative appeal

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