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Freedom of Information Law Request

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Freedom of Information / Open Meetings Law

The City Clerk is designated as the Record Access Officer and works closely with the City Attorney's Office to ensure that citizens are provided access to all public records while private information is appropriately protected.

Recent changes to the Freedom of Information Law have made it possible for citizens to request access to public records through e-mail, and when possible receive records electronically.  You may submit electronic requests to:

Many of the City's records have been posted to this website for your convenience, such as minutes, agendas, land use plans, the City budget, and more.  The search engine should assist you in finding what you are looking for, but if not, please feel to contact the City Clerk's Office at (607) 274-6570 or email

For assistance in writing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, please review the information found on the New York State Committee on Open Government websitePlease note:  you must include your mailing address in your e-mail in case the records requested are not available electronically.

You may also download and print the Freedom of Information Request form and deliver it to:

City Clerk's Office
108 E. Green Street
Ithaca, New York  14850

If you have questions or concerns regarding access to records or public meetings, please contact the City Clerk at (607) 274-6570.