Suffolk County Campaign Finance Board FOIL Requests
FOIL requests must be made in writing. Please be as specific as possible when making your request so that we can identify the records that are responsive to your request. We strongly encourage you to complete an Application for Access to Public Records (FOIL Request) which is accessible by the link below. Please download, print and complete the PDF version of the application for FOIL requests. The request should be mailed to:
Suffolk County Campaign Finance Board
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Or sent by e-mail to CFBFOIL@suffolkcountyny.gov
Please include in your application: Your name, address and phone number so that we may properly respond to your request.
Click here to download the Foil Request Form
What happens after the FOIL Application is received by the Campaign Finance Board?
Pursuant to the FOIL, the Suffolk County Campaign Finance Board has five business days to make the record available, deny the request and inform the party of the right to appeal, or to certify in writing that the municipality does not have possession of the record or that the record cannot be found after a diligent search. If approved, the Suffolk County Campaign Finance Board will provide the requested documents no later than 25 days from the date of request.
What are the costs/fees associated with making a FOIL Request?
The Freedom of Information Officer, or her/his designee, will notify you of the number of pages responsive to your request. If you would like copies of the records, there is a charge of 25¢ per page, which must be paid before the release of the requested records. A certified/cashier's check or money order for the applicable fee should be made payable to “Suffolk County Treasurer."
What if I request to inspect the records in person at the Office of the Campaign Finance Board?
Upon receiving a notice of approval you may call, or email, the Campaign Finance Board to make an appointment to review the requested records in person at the Office of the Campaign Finance Board. When you arrive at your appointment to review the records you must produce valid government issued identification. A Board representative will make a photocopy of your identification to keep on record (your license identification number will be redacted) and the original will be retained until you return the records in their entirety.
What can I do if my request is denied in whole or in part?
State Law exempts certain records from disclosure. If denied, you have the right to appeal a denial of this application in writing within 30 days of the denial. Please address your appeal to the Executive Director. You will receive a reply within 10 business days of receipt of your appeal. You may appeal by sending a letter, with a copy to the Campaign Finance Board to:
ATTN: FOIL APPEALS OFFICER
SUFFOLK COUNTY ATTORNEY,
H. LEE DENNISON BLDG., 6TH FLOOR
P.O. BOX 6100
HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788-0099