Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

Request Access to Canal Corporation Records

For more information on the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) contact the Committee on Open Government at:

The Records Access Office hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For questions regarding access to Corporation records please call (914) 287-3454.

Submit a FOIL Request

To Request Records from the Canal Corporation, submit the request using the Open FOIL NY online form by clicking the link below.

Submit Request to the Agency

You can also submit a request to the agency at:

Request records by email

To request records via email you may use the template below and email here:

This template was developed by the Committee on Open Government to facilitate the submission of FOIL requests. Use of the template is completely optional. If you choose to use the template, please cut and paste the entire form into a new email, read all provisions, delete those that do not apply and fill in as much identifying detail as possible.

[The subject line of your request should be "FOIL Request".]

Dear Records Access Officer:

(1) Please email the following records if possible [include as much detail about the record as possible, such as relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.]:

(2) Please advise me of the appropriate time during normal business hours for inspecting the following records prior to obtaining copies (include as much detail about the records as possible, including relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.):

(3) Please inform me of the cost of providing paper copies of the following records [include as much detail about the records as possible, including relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.].

(4) If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the records, please contact me via email so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate, indicate the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.

If it is necessary to modify my request, I would prefer to be contacted at the following telephone number: _____________.

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.


Address [if records are to be mailed].


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