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.

Contact Us Online:

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.

Visit or Write to Us:

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

Industry City (Storage & Research Facility) - by appointment only
147 41st Street, Suite 7A, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Open to the Public: 

The Municipal Library and Archives' public research rooms at the New York City Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) are open to the public with appropriate health and safety protocols in place. The research rooms are open from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Please e-mail to make an appointment.

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