Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

  • Requests for information

    Under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), individuals may request existing public records from the public agencies responsible for maintaining those records. Nassau BOCES has a designated Records Access Officer who is responsible for accepting and responding to FOIL requests.

    To make a request for existing public records, please select from the following options:

    Electronic FOIL requests: Enter your request using our online form.

    When you submit this form, FOIL allows Nassau BOCES five business days to make the record(s) available, deny access to the record(s), or acknowledge receipt of your request and inform you of the time frame required to respond to your request.

    Choose how to receive records

    According to FOIL, public agencies are required to provide copies of records in the format and on the medium desired by the person filing the request if the agency can reasonably do so. Nassau BOCES provides records electronically, where possible, or as photocopies delivered by postal mail.

    Please indicate your preference on the request form. If you would like to inspect the records in person, visit the George Farber Administrative Center located at 71 Clinton Road in Garden City. The center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call (516) 396-2207 to make an appointment.

    The agency will provide an estimate of all fees prior to a request being processed. All checks should be made out to Nassau BOCES and mailed to:

    Nassau BOCES Records Access Officer
    Communications Office
    George Farber Administrative Center
    71 Clinton Road, P.O. Box 9195
    Garden City, NY 11530-9195

    Click here to make a request for existing public records.

    Click here to view a FOIL request subject matter list.

    Visit the New York State Committee on Open Government website for answers to frequently asked questions about FOIL.

Last Modified on May 4, 2022