Welcome to NYC Government’s home for filing Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.
On this site you can request records from every New York City agency by filing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. But, some government information is already available online and you wouldn’t need to go through the FOIL process. Check out these links to sites that host government reports and data. You may find what you are looking for without FOIL.
Government Reports and Data are available here
- NYC Government Publications Portal Get copies of reports and other publications issued by City agencies.
- NYC OpenData Portal Discover open datasets for your use.
- NYC.gov The official website of the City of New York.
- NYC 311 Get information about your neighborhood, and check the status of existing requests.
Almost all City agencies also use this platform to respond to FOIL requests and publish records not covered by privacy and other protections.