Application for Public Access to Records - Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request

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Persons wishing to access government records may request them through the Town Clerk who is the Records Access Officer of the Town of Carmel. Requests may be made in person, by mail to Town Clerk Ann Spofford, Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY, 10541 or by e-mail at ams@ci.carmel.ny.us. 

A Town of Carmel Application for Public Access to Records is available below as well as at the Town Clerk's Office, or a letter of request may be submitted.  

Within five business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, the Town Clerk will make the record available, deny the request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgment of the receipt of the request and a statement of the approximate date, which shall be reasonable under the circumstances of the request, when such request will be granted or denied.

A fee will be charged for copying at 25 cents per photocopy up to 9 by 14 inches.  Fees for copies of other records may be charged based upon the actual cost of reproduction. If applicable, postage fees will also be charged.

You have a right to appeal the denial of a request to Kenneth Schmitt, Supervisor of the Town of Carmel, Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, New York 10541 within thirty (30) days from the receipt of denial of access. 

Any questions relative to accessing public information should be addressed to Town Clerk Ann Spofford or Deputy Clerk Phyllis Bourges at 845-628-1500.

Download the Town of Carmel Application for Public Access to Records here.

The full text of the Freedom of Information Law (Public Of fi cers Law §§ 84-90) may be viewed at https://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html.