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Freedom of Information Request

Copies of Town documents are subject to the Freedom of Information law as specified in Chapter 25 of the Town Code and may be requested by the public. Anyone requesting documents may do so online below, by email or by completing a Freedom of Information Request  [ PDF file  and filing it with the Town Clerk's office.

The Records Officer who is responsible for handling Freedom of Information requests is the Town Clerk and all requests are submitted to the Town Clerk's Office. The Freedom of Information Law requires that an Agency Respond within five (5) business days to a request with either the requested records or a notification of when the records will be provided.

Town Clerk
Town of Hyde Park
4383 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-229-5111 option 5

Denial of Access to Records

Denial of access to records shall be in writing stating the reason therefore and advising the requester of the right to appeal to the individual or body established to determine appeals.

If requested records or a notices of the availability date is not provided promptly, such failure shall also be deemed a denial of access.

The following person or persons or body shall determine appeals regarding denial of access to records under the Freedom of Information Law:

Supervisor, Town of Hyde Park
Town Hall
4383 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park NY, 12538
(845) 229-5111.

Fees

Fees for access to public records are available in the Fee Schedule or from the Town Clerk's office which is the official copy. They are listed here for convenience.

Certification Fee$10 per copy
Photocopies not exceeding 11” by 17”$0.25 per page
Copies of records other than photocopies which are
11” by 17” or less in size 
Actual cost of reproduction
Color reproductions not exceeding ” by 17”$2 per page
Doubled-sided Copies$0.50 per page
 



Request For Records Online

Name:
Phone number :
Email Address:

Address:


  Please email me these records if possible.

  Please advise me of the appropriate time during normal business hours for inspecting these records prior to obtaining copies.

  Please inform me of the cost of providing physical copies (such as photocopies, tapes or DVDs) of these records.
Physical copies will be mailed after payment is received.

Description of records (include as much detail about the record as possible, such as relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.)


  If all the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please advise me of the portions that can be emailed and advise me of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested ($0.25 per page or actual cost of reproduction).

  If the requested records cannot be emailed to me due to the volume of records identified in response to my request, please advise me of the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD or floppy disk.


If my request is too broad, does not reasonably describe the records or cannot be completely sent by email, please contact me via

  •  email
  •  phone

so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.



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Email Requests

Email requests must be sent to and include the following information:

Subject line: "FOIL Request"

Dear Records Access Officer:

(1) Please email the following records if possible [include as much
detail about the record as possible, such as relevant dates, names,
descriptions, etc.]:

(2) Please advise me of the appropriate time during normal business
hours for inspecting the following records prior to obtaining copies
[include as much detail about the records as possible, including
relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.]:

(3) Please inform me of the cost of providing paper copies of the
following records [include as much detail about the records as
possible, including relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.].

(4) If all the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please
inform me by email of the portions that can be emailed and advise me
of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested
($0.25 per page or actual cost of reproduction).

(5) If the requested records cannot be emailed to me due to the volume
of records identified in response to my request, please advise me of
the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD or floppy disk.

(6) If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the
records, please contact me via email so that I may clarify my request,
and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are
filed, retrieved or generated.

If it is necessary to modify my request, and an email response is not
preferred, please contact me at the following telephone number:
_____________.


If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform
me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name,
address and email address of the person or body to whom an appeal
should be directed.


Name:

Address [if records are to be mailed].

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