FOIL Requests – Freedom of Information Law
The Town is very open and transparent, and an official form is not necessary, but it is helpful sometimes.
The Town Clerk is the Records Management Officer for the Town of Ithaca.
You are welcome to simply send an email to the Town Clerk. If you are someone who deals in real estate, or find yourself requesting records on a routine basis, it would be helpful for you to open an account on our Resident Portal and complete the form there.
Many record series are now available online through our Tompkins County Shared Services Electronic Records Repository or TSSERR.
Under FOIL, the Town Clerk/RMO has up to five days to respond to a request for records. If you have not heard from our office within 5 days, please call the office to find out whether I received it or resend it. Our office will always acknowledge receipt within 5 days, if we don’t, something is wrong, and we encourage you to reach out to us via email to let us know of your request.
Here is a link to NYS Committee on Open Government – Freedom of Information Law.