Online Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request



  • Checking one department box confirms you are requesting records from ONLY that department
  • If you would like records from multiple departments, please enter separate requests for each department
    • e.g. Building AND Violations should be entered as two separate submissions
  • Checking "Other" confirms you are requesting documents from all other departments
    • Requests for multiple departments that are all "Other" departments can be submitted as one request
  • The Town does not maintain records of Non-Town Agencies
    • 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
  • FOIL does not provide certified records, which are available by contacting the applicable department

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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:
Jennifer Lutzer
Law Department
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738

FOIL Appeals Officer:
Donna Lent
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.