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Freedom of Information Request
Freedom of Information Requests
Rules and Regulations for the City of Auburn, NY

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Access Officer:
The City Clerk is designated as the Record Access Officer.

How to make a FOIL request:
You may request access to public records:
  • in person at the City Clerk's office first floor of Memorial City Hall, 24 South Street, Auburn, NY  13021 in person from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • via e-mail, please submit e-mail requests to Chuck Mason, City Clerk: cmason@auburnny.gov  Please note:  please include your mailing address in your e-mail request in case the records requested must be direct mailed to you.  When possible the City of Auburn will e-mail the requested information to you.
  • You may also download and print the Freedom of Information Request form and deliver or mail it to:
        Chuck Mason
        City Clerk's Office
        24 South Street
        Auburn, NY  13021

If you have any questions or concerns regarding access to records or public meetings, please contact Chuck Mason, City Clerk at (315) 255-4100.

Many of the City's records have been posted to this website (www.AuburnNY.gov) for your convenience, such as minutes, agendas, the City budget, etc.  The search engine on this site should assist you in finding what you are looking for, but if not, please feel free to contact the City Clerk's Office at (315) 255-4100 or e-mail the City Clerk  cmason@auburnny.gov

For more information about the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) please review the information found on the New York State Committee on Open Government website.  

Response to your request:
The City Clerk's Office works closely with the City's Corporation Counsel and all City boards, commissions, and departments to ensure that citizens are provided access to all public records and that private information is appropriately protected.  The City will provide an initial response to your request within five business days of the receipt of your request.  If the City needs more time than the initial five days it will provide you an estimate of the time needed in the initial response to you.  If you have submitted a request to the City of Auburn and have not received a response please contact the City Clerk, Chuck Mason at cmason@auburnny.gov or by phone 315-255-4100.

Fees
If photocopies are required to provide you with the information you are looking to obtain, the fee for copies is 25 cents per page.  Fees may be higher for copies of large size documents such as maps.  The City will contact you prior to fulfilling your response to let you know of any fees for copies.  When possible the City of Auburn will e-mail the requested information to you.

You have the right to appeal any request that has been denied by the City.
In the event your Freedom of Information request is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision.  The City of Auburn Freedom of Information Appeals Officer is Mayor Michael D. Quill.  His contact information is:
Mayor Michael D. Quill
24 South Street
Auburn, NY  13021
phone: 315-255-4104
 



 
 
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