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New website makes it easier to access public records in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York officials announced the launch of a new website they say will make it easier to access public records.

The website, called Open FOIL New York, will provide a uniform method to submit requests for government records.

When visiting the site, you have access to 59 state agencies and public authorities.

In addition to providing a single point of access to request records from New York State agencies and authorities, Open FOIL NY offers many additional features and benefits including:

  • An open-access online form to request records from up to three agencies simultaneously, leading the nation in providing easy public access to multiple state agencies;
  • Access to FOIL resources and contact information for 59 State executive agencies and authorities, and information on New York State's Freedom of Information Law; and
  • Direct access to a growing body of online information and resources, including agency reading rooms and Open Data NY.  

Open FOIL NY will also include an online tracking system, which is planned to launch in early 2019. The system will enable users to submit, track, and receive digital records relating to their FOIL requests by creating a My Open FOIL NY account through my.ny.gov


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