F.O.I.L.
Requests under Freedom of Information Law

The office of the Putnam County Clerk, in addition to many other duties, serves as the Public Information Officer in and for the County of Putnam.  The Public has the right to request certain information from various agencies within Putnam County Government by making an official written request to the office of the Putnam County Clerk using one of the available options listed below.  The request for information will be processed by this office and forwarded to the appropriate Putnam County Agency for response.  To Learn more about your rights as a citizen with respect to public records please visit the website administered by the New York State Department of State’s Committee on Open Government 

If you have any questions regarding the procedure for requesting information from Putnam County Government please contact this office via the e-mail or postal address listed below or by telephone at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301.

Making a formal request for public records:

  • Use the online form to access public records and transmit your request electronically.  Your request will be process electronically and your records may be provided in electronic format or “hard copy” format ELECTRONIC F.O.I.L. FORM 
  • Download the Putnam County Application for Public Access to Records form.  You may fill out this form and deliver it to the office of the County Clerk via mail, hand delivery or facsimile at 845-228-0231.  You still have the option to request that your records be provided in electronic format or “hard copy” format
    (Application for Public Access to Records; download PDF)
    Click here to Download Foil Request Form
  • Compose a request for public records in your own words.  You may then deliver the request to the office of the County Clerk via conventional mail, e-mail, hand delivery or facsimile at 845-228-0231.  You still have the option to request that your records be provided in electronic format or “hard copy” format

Additional Contact Information:
(For conventional mail or hand delivery)
e-mail address: foil.officer@putnamcountyny.gov

Putnam County Clerk
40 Gleneida Avenue
Room 100
Carmel, New York 10512