Please call 311 or 212 NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) if you are calling from outside NYC. For info on Dept. of Records services, go to 311 Online.

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If you are not sure who will be able to address your concern, please email the Commissioner; we will make sure your concern is properly directed:

For questions about genealogical research:

For general research questions:

All Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to DORIS should be submitted via NYC OpenRECORDS.

  • Records Access Officer: Kenneth Cobb, Assistant Commissioner.
  • Records Appeals Officer: Pauline Toole, Commissioner.

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Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

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The Municipal Library and Archives public reading rooms remain closed at this time, pending guidance from State and local authorities. Please check our website and social media for updates.

We will continue to process vital record, photograph, and property card copy requests submitted by mail and online.

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