Adirondack Park Agency

Access to Records

Under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) many Agency records are available for inspection. Some records are available on this website. If you cannot locate the information you seek, please submit a request using the online Open FOIL NY form.

or send an email to foil@apa.ny.gov

or a letter or completed Application for Access to Agency Records (PDF 127kb) to:

Records Access Officer
New York State Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977

 

Please be as specific as possible when requesting records. Include any file numbers, landowner’s or applicant’s names and dates you have available. Some records may be quite large; if you only want portions of a record please specify which portions you seek to obtain.

Our regular business hours are 8:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made to review records during those times. Appointments may be subject to the availability of meeting space.

Within five business days of receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, the Agency will make the record available, deny the request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgement of the receipt of such request and a date by which a determination will be made.

Some records are exempt from release pursuant to Public Officers Law §87(2). Please visit the following links for more information on the Freedom of Information Law.

Part 587 Access to Agency Records; Open Meetings; Conflicts of Interest

The New York State Public Officers Law, Article 6, Sections 84-90
http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html

Regulations of the Committee on Open Government, 21 NYCRR Part 1401
http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/regscoog.html


Appeals

If you are denied access to records or portions of records, you may submit a written appeal to the Agency Counsel, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977. Except for appeals related to trade secrets, such an appeal must be made within 30 days of the denial. The Agency Counsel will evaluate the appeal and respond in writing to you within seven (7) business days after the receipt of the appeal.

For denial of access to records containing trade secrets, such appeal must be made within seven (7) business days of receipt of written notice of the denial of access. The Agency Counsel will evaluate your appeal and respond in writing to you within ten (10) business days after receipt of the appeal.

Current Subject Matter List 2019

Application for Access to Agency Records (pdf 127kb)

Agency Documents
Agency Forms
Citizen's Guide -- (pdf 395kb)
Adirondack Park Agency Act
Rules and Regulations
Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan

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