Freedom of Information Law
You have a right to see public records
The amended Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), which took effect on January 1, 1978, gives you the right of access to many public records.
In compliance with FOIL, the Town of Henrietta provides public access to existing Town records. Records may be inspected, picked up in person, and/or mailed to applicant via USPS or email. Requests should be made in writing to the Records Access Officer by completing the Town’s Freedom of Information Request Form.
The Freedom of Information Law requires that we respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of a request. If your request is approved, we will get that information to you as soon as possible depending upon the volume of documents requested and time involved locating the material, but it will be within twenty (20) business days from the approval, unless we notify you otherwise.
If any portion of the request is denied, you will be informed of the reason in writing and provided with the contact information to whom an appeal should be directed.
Please note that there is an associated fee to produce copies of records, as listed below. Additional fees may apply in connection with the actual cost to produce a record, in accordance with New York Freedom of Information Law. All fees must be paid in full prior to release of records.
Electronic copy Cost of media
8.5 x 11 page $0.25/page
11 x 17 page $0.50/page
24 x 48 drawing $5.00/page
36 x 48 drawing $10.00/page
Letter of Compliance $50.00
Please note that there is 2.4% service fee or a minimum of $1.50 service fee for online payments. This fee is not charged nor collected by the Town of Henrietta, but the payment processor.
Inspection of Records
If you would prefer to inspect/review a record in person rather than obtain a copy, records are available to view at the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on holidays.
Subject Matter List
Pursuant to §87 of the New York State Public Officer’s Law, the link below is a list of the Town of Henrietta records by subject matter, compiled on September 22, 2016.