Freedom of Information Law

The Freedom of Information Law, originally enacted in 1974, affirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker.

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests must be submitted in writing to:

Douglas Panico
Records Access Officer
Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1308
Fax: 631-632-2981

Under FOIL, the records requested must be reasonably described, so please be as specific and detailed as possible in the description of your Freedom of Information Law request. If possible, supply any dates, titles, file designations, reference numbers or any other information that will help to find the requested records.

To expedite your request and to enable us to contact you, if necessary, please include a postal mail address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address in your request.

Committee On Open Government