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Submit a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request

The Department accepts Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests in writing in the following manner:

Mail
RECORDS ACCESS OFFICE
NYS DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
W.A. HARRIMAN CAMPUS
BLDG 9, ROOM 100
ALBANY, NY 12227

Fax
(518) 435-8548

Email

  • Send tax information requests (other than property tax data) to FOIL Requests.
  • Send property tax data requests to ORPTS FOIL.

Email is not a secure online service. Please submit your request through a different channel if your request includes taxpayer-specific information.

Note:  You can find real property municipality information at:

In person

You may submit a written request for records in person by appointment at our main offices located in Building 9, State Office Campus, Albany, New York. You must call our Office of Counsel at 518-457-2070 in advance to make an appointment during our regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) for in-person delivery of your written request. Please be advised that requested records will not immediately be available for review.

Note: We cannot accept FOIL requests over the phone.

Personal inspection of records

Once the Tax Department has informed you that the records you requested can be disclosed to you, you can request the records be made available for personal inspection. You must call our Office of Counsel at 518-457-2070 to advise our Records Access Officer that you would like to inspect the records and to make an appointment for the inspection during our regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) Please note that any fee associated with the production of the records will be due at or before your public inspection appointment.

Questions

If you have any questions, you can reach us at 518-457-2070 between 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., weekdays. (Please note that we cannot accept FOIL requests over the phone.)

Department of Taxation and Finance FOIL subject matter list (includes real property tax list)

Records Appeals Officer

OFFICE OF COUNSEL
DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
BUILDING 9, STATE OFFICE BUILDING CAMPUS
ALBANY, NY 12227

Related Links
Committee on Open Government

Updated: March 11, 2016