Records Requests

Not all requests for information from the Board constitute a request pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”).  Please review the following list.  If you are requesting information not covered in any of the categories listed blow, your request may necessitate a formal request pursuant to FOIL.

Applications Currently In-Hearing or Pending 

Case files for BZ, Appeals and BZY applications currently pending or in hearing are kept on-site at the Board’s office, located at 250 Broadway, 29th Floor.  To review an active case file, please contact the Board Office at 212-386-0009 to make an appointment.  Copies are available at a cost of twenty-five ($.25) cents a page.

Archived Case Files

Case files for BZ, Appeals and BZY applications are archived and sent off-site approximately 30 days after the BSA vote.  To obtain copies of archived case files, please fill out the “Archive Request Form” and send to records@bsa.nyc.gov.  A $50 fee, per case, is required.  Archived case files can typically be made available for review at the Board’s office, located at 250 Broadway, 29th Floor, within 3 to 7 business days.  Copies are available at a cost of twenty-five ($.25) cents a page.

Property Status

To obtain information about whether or not a certain property is subject to Board jurisdiction or action (i.e. has received a special permit, variance or been the subject of an appeal), please contact the Board Office at 212-386-0009 with the address and/or Borough, Block and Lot.

Resolutions

To obtain a copies of Resolutions (decisions by the Board), email the your request to resolutions@bsa.nyc.gov In your request provide calendar number, block and lot and/or address of the subject project.  In your email, please provide your name, email address, address and phone number so that we may properly respond to your request.  Pdfs or hard copies can be provided within 3 to 5 business days.  Please note that decisions made by the Board of applications filed since January 1, 1998 to the present are available on the BSA Decisions section of this site. The decisions include both resolutions on new applications and resolutions on amendments/extensions to earlier decisions.

FOIL Requests 

If your request is not addressed in any of the items listed above, you may need to make a FOIL request.  Visit the FOIL Requests tab on the left of this page.