Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

Genesee County NY

The Freedom of Information Law provides the public with the right to access certain government records.
The New York State Legislature clearly noted the purpose of  FOIL: 

The legislature hereby finds that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The more open a government is with its citizenry, the greater the understanding and participation of the public in government. (New York State Public Officers Law §84. )

The People's right to know the process of government decision making and the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society. (Resolution Nos. 152 (1975), 30 (1981), &. 112 (2007), Genesee County Legislature)

E-Mail Request

Genesee County wishes to assist the general public to make FOIL requests by e-mail.  If  you wish to make a FOIL request for documents by e-mail, you may click on one of the links on the right to direct your FOIL request to the appropriate County Department. Your request will be processed from the date it is received.
In order for your E-Mail request to be processed, you must provide the following required information: 
         * Name
         * Address
         * Telephone number
         * Valid email address

Mail Request

If you wish to make a FOIL Request for documents by mail, you may click on the "Mail" links on the right for the selected department and obtain a printable FOIL Form. Please complete the form and mail to the department's address indicated on the top of the form.


When requesting records, please:
         * Include as much detail about the record as possible,
         such as relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.
         * Make sure that your request is not too broad
         * Make sure to reasonably describe the records

If for any reason any portion of your request is denied, you will be informed of the reasons for the denial in writing and provided the name, address and email address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

County Position Email Mail
Democratic Election Commissioners Email Mail (pdf 28kb)
Republican Election Commissioners Email Mail (pdf 28kb)
Assistant County Manager Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Purchasing Director Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Attorney Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Clerk  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Clerk of the Legislature  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Manager  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Treasurer Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
District Attorney  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Emergency Management Services Coordinator  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
President of Genesee Community College  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Highway Superintendent  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Historian  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Information Technology Director  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Employment and Training Director II Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Community Mental Health Services   Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Office for the Aging Director Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Personnel Officer  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Director of Planning  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Probation Director II  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Public Defender  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Public Health Director Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Director of RTPS Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Executive Secretary Workers Compensation  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
County Sheriff Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Commissioner of Social Services  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Veterans Services Director  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Weights and Measures  Email Mail (pdf 28kb) 
Executive Director Youth Bureau  Email Mail (pdf 28kb)