Freedom of Information Law


Mayor Mike Spano is committed to provide a government that is open, transparent, and accessible.  As part of that, his administration is in full compliance with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).  Therefore, city records request may be printed out and hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed to the address below or e-mailed online through the FOIL request form below.

FOIL provides the public with the right to access certain public government records. The New York State Legislature noted the purpose of FOIL, as specified in the New York State Public Officers Law, Article 6 §84:

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 government actions. The more a government is with its citizenry, the greater the understanding and participation of the public in government.

Pursuant to NYS Public Officers Law, Article 6, §84, also known as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), requests for records to the City of Yonkers under FOIL are to be made in writing.  The FOIL request may be printed out and hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed online to through the FOIL request form below.

If you are making your FOIL request by email, please fill out the fields below and select from the drop- down menu the appropriate city department to which you wish to direct your FOIL request. 


Please select from the drop-down menu the department to which you wish to send your FOIL request.


Fees: Should you desire copies of records, fees shall apply in accordance with §87(1) of the NYS Public Officers Law.  Advanced payment is required before records will be released. Please make check or money orders payable to City of Yonkers.


Fees for Photocopies: Pages up to 9” x 14” are $.25 each of the actual cost of reproducing any other record. 

The fee for reproducing a record may include the actual cost of the storage device or media; the actual cost for engaging outside professional service to reproduce the record; hourly salary for employee time used in reproducing the record.