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Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests


To file a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, please send your inquiry via the Open FOIL NY online request form, or send your written request by landmail, FAX or e-mail:


Records Access Officer
New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

Fax: 518-474-7382

E-mail: [email protected]

When submitting a request please:

  • Be as specific as possible in describing the requested records. Include relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.
  • Specify whether you would like to inspect the records or have copies of the records sent to you.  Inspection of records are by appointment between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Let us know whether you would like the records, if available, sent to you by land mail, e-mail or fax. Please note that we may choose to send you the records by land mail if you have requested a large volume of records or for security or other important reasons. We will notify you of any charge for reproducing such records before they are sent to you.
  • Include your e-mail, mailing address and fax number, as well as a telephone number where you can be reached during business hours if it is necessary to clarify your request.
  • Keep in mind that OPWDD is not required to provide information in response to questions which require an analysis of the information; OPWDD’s obligation is to provide existing records. OPWDD is not required to create a new record in response to FOIL requests.

If OPWDD has not acknowledged receipt of your FOIL request within five business days, contact us by telephone (518-474-7700) or Fax (518-474-7382).

For more information about FOIL, visit the Committee on Open Government