Freedom of Information Law Requests

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 (FOIL) have made it possible for citizens to request access to public records and when possible receive, records electronically. You may submit electronic requests here.

Pursuant to City Code § 256-6, any person denied access to a record may, within 30 days, appeal such denial, in writing, to the Mayor at 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850.

Many of the city's records have been posted to this website for your convenience, such as agendas, minutes, land use plans, the city budget, and more. If you cannot find what you're searching for, please feel to contact the City Clerk's Office, Department of Public Information & Technology at 607-274-6570.

You can find more information about the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), on the New York State Committee on Open Government website.