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.

In an effort to adequately and efficiently process FOIL requests, the Town of Henrietta will be undergoing a software upgrade over the next few weeks. In order to submit a Freedom of Information Law request in the meantime, please email Heather Voss at . If you have any questions, please call (585) 359-7040 during normal business hours. Thank you in advance for your assistance while we make our FOIL process better!



If you would like to request a zoning compliance letter, please contact the Building Department directly at either or (585) 359-7060.



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.

Fee Schedule

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
11 x 17 page
24 x 48 drawing
36 x 48 drawing


In order to expedite the turnaround time, you can now PayOnline.

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.

  pdf Town of Henrietta Subject Matter List (33 KB)