Freedom of Information Requests (FOIL)
The Freedom of Information Law provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker. Generally, the law provides access to existing records. Therefore, an agency does not have to create a new document in order to provide the requested information.
A Records Access Form is filled out by the individual requesting the information. If possible you should supply dates, titles, file designations, or any other information that will help find requested records. You may submit the form in person, by mail, fax or email*. All requests should be directed to:
Donna K. Curry
Parma Town Clerk
1300 Hilton Parma Corners Road
Hilton, NY 14468
Within 5 business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, the agency must make the record available, deny access in writing giving the reasons for denial, or furnish a written acknowledgment of receipt of the request and a statement of the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied.
Copies - $.25 per photocopy up to 9 by 14 inches. A fee for copy of other records may be charged based upon the actual cost of reproduction.
If you would like more information about FOIL, assistance in making this request or help in identifying the documents you are looking for, please call 392- 9461 and ask for Donna K. Curry, Parma Town Clerk.
You will also find helpful information on the
Committee on Open Government web site
* Please adhere to the following guidelines when making a FOIL request by email:
• Email Address - Use firstname.lastname@example.org
• Subject Line - must say FOIL Request
• Please refer to Email Request for Records for help in making a FOIL request by email
Donna K. Curry