Freedom of Information Law Requests

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. Please note that our application system does not support Google Chrome, please use an alternate web browser.
*NOTE: Copies of bills or receipts can be requested by contacting the City Chamberlain's Office directly at 607-274-6580.  There is a $1 fee for each copy.

If you wish to appeal a FOIL decision, you may do so in writing to the Mayor within thirty (30) days at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850. Please be advised that the City accepts FOIL appeals in hard copy only, delivered to the mayor’s office in person or regular mail, and will not process appeals sent via email.  

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.