Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests

Requesting Records

A request for records must be in writing, detailing the type, subject matter and date(s) of the records requested. Authorizations and/or other documents should be attached as needed.

If you requesting dog bite records for yourself or your child, please use the Dog Bite FOIL Form (PDF).

For attorneys, insurance companies, or other third-party requesters requesting the dog bite records for their clients, please use the Dog Bite FOIL Form for third-party requesters (PDF).

You may submit a FOIL request form (PDF) and send it in as instructed via fax, email, or US Postal Service.

Records that are responsive and releasable are generally available to you within twenty (20) business days after receipt of your request. A fee letter will be forwarded to you for payment prior to mailing the records.

Copying Fees

The fees for copying records are as follows:

  • 25¢ per page, or
  • Actual cost of reproduction

FOIL requests should be forwarded to the Records Access Officer either by:

Records Access Officer
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, Floor 14th, CN31
Long Island City, NY 11101

(347) 396-6087


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)