Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
The New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) provides citizens the right of access to public documents. The duties of Town Clerk under the title, “Records Access Officer,” include the safekeeping of Town historical and legal documents, including Minutes of Town Board meetings and the records of many local governmental departments.
Requests are accepted by mail, email, in person, or fax:
Office of Town Clerk
Town Hall North
54 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Fax: (516) 624-6331
A request must “reasonably describe” the documents desired. The Town Clerk is required to acknowledge a request within five (5) business days and respond within twenty (20) business days. There is no charge for researching the information; copies are available at $0.25 per page. For more information on FOIL, you can visit the state Committee on Open Government’s website here.
Additionally, the Records Access and Appeals Officers do hereby attest that they have read the FOIL law, and do so annually.
Records Appeals Officer Contact Information:
Records Access Officer Records Appeals Officer
Office of the Town Clerk Oyster Bay Town Attorney’s Office
Richard LaMarca Attn: Dennis Sheehan
54 Audrey Avenue 54 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Oyster Bay, NY 11771
For further information, call (516) 624-6318 or (516) 624-6339.