Public Records/Freedom of Information Request (FOIL) Requests

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The Town of Perinton operates under an open government philosophy and is committed to providing public access to our records in accordance with the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).


How to Submit a FOIL request

A request for public records held by the Town of Perinton must be submitted to the Records Access Officer in the Town Clerk’s office. Simply complete our FOIL Request form, available in our Town Clerk’s office or online here. If you are not sure how to describe the record you wish to review, please contact Town Clerk/Records Access Officer Jennifer West at 585.223.0770 or jwest@perinton.org.

Note that under FOIL some records are not accessible.  These exceptions include but are not limited to: disclosures of information that would cause an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, would interfere with law enforcement or a judicial proceeding, or disclose a confidential source, trade secret, certain draft documents of internal records. 

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests should be submitted to:

Jennifer West, Town Clerk/Records Access Officer
jwest@perinton.org
Perinton Town Hall
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY  14450


Fee Policy

As provided by law, the fee is $0.25/page for letter or legal size black & white copies; additional charges for color, oversized, or digitally scanned materials are based upon the cost incurred by the Town to copy materials; payment by cash or check is required prior to providing the materials.  If copies are not needed, there is no cost associated with viewing or photographing the documentation.  


Response Time

We strive to provide timely, accurate responses to your requests; your patience is appreciated while departments access the information. Once your request has been received, you will be contacted within five (5) business days & advised whether your request has been approved or if any portion of it has been denied. At that time you also will advised if the record is readily available (meaning it will be provided to you within 20 days or less), or if the record is available for disclosure but cannot be immediately provided.

If the record cannot be immediately provided, you will be told why and given an estimate of how long it will take to produce the record for you. If any portion of your request is denied, you will be given the reason for denial and informed of your right to appeal in writing.


FOIL Links

Appeals Officer

If your FOIL request is denied, you may appeal that decision by contacting Town Supervisor Michael Barker.