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Freedom of Information Act (FOIL) Requests


  1. 1. Submission Information
  2. 2. Request
  • Submission Information

    1. Rensselaer County accepts FOIL requests by email. Please fill out the form on this page. All fields are required.


      • There will be a charge for records requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act pursuant to NY Public Officers Law §87.
      • All photocopied records will be $0.25 per page plus the cost of postage. If maps are requested, the actual cost of reproducing said map will be applied.
      • Electronic records will be charged at a rate of $23 per hour of time required to prepare such records to be sent.
      • If the electronic records are too voluminous to be sent electronically, there will be a charge of $10 per DVD plus postage.

      Payment Required Prior to Release

      Rensselaer County requires payment prior to releasing the records. A payment letter will be sent prior to the release of the records. A check or money order needs to be made payable to Rensselaer County and mailed or delivered to:
      Office of the Rensselaer County Attorney
      1600 7th Avenue
      4th Floor
      Troy, NY 12180

      Record Review Appointments

      Records can be reviewed prior to release for no charge upon appointment. Please call 518-270-2950 to make an appointment. All applicable fees will be assessed on any copies requested.