Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request

Notice of Public Availability and Access to Records

Under 43 RCNY § 1-08 (a), which implements the New York State Freedom of Information Law, you have the right to access records. Details are below.

Designated Records Access Officer

To request and inspect records, contact:

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Officer
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 436-0285
Fax: (646) 500-5968

Procedures for Requesting and Inspecting Records

You must submit your request for inspection of records in writing in one of the following ways: fax, email, or U.S. Postal Service. Identify and describe the records or documents you are seeking as precisely and specifically as possible:

  • Name, title, or subject matter of the document
  • Type of document
  • File or document number
  • The dates for which you are requesting documents
  • Any other relevant information to help identify the documents

Records that are responsive and releasable are generally available to you within 20 business days after receipt of your request. If production requires a longer period of time, you will be notified in writing. You may make an appointment to view the documents, when available, and/or you may request copies of the documents. There may be a fee involved for the reproduction of requested records. If there is a fee, you will be notified in writing and required to pay prior to release of the records. Records may be inspected only in the presence of the Department’s Records Access Officer.

If your request is denied, either in whole or in part, we will explain the reason for the denial and inform you of how to appeal the decision.

Location and Time of Availability of Records

Records are available for public inspection and copying, upon appointment, on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10004

Copying Fees

The fees for copying records are as follows:

  • .25 cents per page, OR
  • Actual costs of reproduction

Note: Different procedures may apply to oversize documents.

Appeals Officer

Michael Tiger
Appeals Officer
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.