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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. You may use this link to print the form: FOIL Request Form (PDF)

Records that are responsive and releasable are generally available to you within twenty 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:

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

Fax:
(347) 396-6087

E-Mail:
recordsaccess@health.nyc.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)