Online Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request

  1. If you would like a copy of a tax bill, please use our Tax Information Portal
  2. If you would like to identify the zoning of property, please use our Zoning Map
  3. If you would like to review our Town Code, please use our online code book

  • The Town does not maintain records of Non-Town Agencies, including village records
    • e.g. Suffolk County: deeds, real estate records, court documents, covenants
    • e.g. New York State: Health Department approvals, tax records or Department of Transportation records
    • Village properties have Suffolk County Tax Map numbers between 0201 and 0208
  • FOIL does not provide certified records, which are available by contacting the applicable department

Example SCTM: 0200-572.00-03.00-002.001


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Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application

FOIL Response Time: The Public Officer’s Law requires that a municipality acknowledge receipt of the original FOIL request within five business days. Please allow 20 business days to receive the requested information or documents before contacting this office. After 20 business days, kindly email us for a status update.

FOIL FeesIf a FOIL request asks for copies of the records sought, there will be a statutory fee (Cost of reproduction), which is $0.25 per page or $5 per copy of plans. Postage will also be charged if applicable and the records are not picked up at Town Hall.

FOIL Officer:
John Doyle
Law Department
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 117

FOIL Appeals Officer:
Kevin J LaValle
Brookhaven Town Clerk
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738

View the United States Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Web page.

View the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Web page.