FOIL Requests

FOIL requests must be made in writing or may be submitted by emailing a request to Vincent Rivas, Records Access Officer at vrivas@bsa.nyc.gov   In your email, please provide your name, email address, address, phone number and a specific description of your requests, including the date range during which records are sought, if applicable.  FOIL requests by mail must be sent to:

Records Access Officer
ATTN: Vincent Rivas
NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10007


In your letter, please provide your name, email address, address and phone number so that we may properly respond to your request.  It is suggested that you utilize a tracking/receipt confirmation service for such letter requests.

REQUESTS BY EMAIL

Requests by email will receive an official acknowledgement within five (5) days of your request, from the Records Access Officer with an estimate of how long it will take to retrieve your requested records.

REQUESTS BY MAIL

An official acknowledgement will be posted to the address provided in the letter request within five (5) days of the receipt of your request by mail. 

COSTS/FEES

The Records Access Officer will notify you of the number of pages responsive to your request.  Hard copies of records will incur a charge of twenty-five ($.25) cents per page, which must be paid prior to the release of the requested records.  A check for the applicable fee must be made payable to “The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals” and mailed to:

NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
ATTN: Anita Lew / FOIL
NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10007


DENIALS

Pursuant to the Public Officers Law, certain records are exempt from disclosure and your request may be denied, in whole or in part, if certain records qualify under these exemptions.  You may appeal the denial of your request by sending a letter to:

FOIL Appeals Officer
ATTN: Loreal Monroe, General Counsel
NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10007


The full text of the Freedom of Information Law can be found here.