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Online Freedom of Information Legislation (FOIL) Request

The Building Division requires a copy of the DEED, SURVEY, or SUFFOLK COUNTY TAX MAP NUMBER of the property to research their files. If you are applying for a certificate of occupancy (CO) a SURVEY IS REQUIRED. Under the Freedom of Information Law the Town of Brookhaven is required to supply DOCUMENTS, NOT INFORMATION.

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Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application

Submit an interactive online FOIL request: Click here to submit an electronic FOIL request.

Download and e-mail our FOIL request form: Click here to download our FOIL form in a PDF format. Next, e-mail the completed form to

Download and mail our FOIL request form: Click here to download our FOIL form in a PDF format. Next, mail this form to Law Department, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

FOIL Response Time: The Public Officer’s Law requires that a municipality respond to this original request within five (5) business days. Please allow Twenty (20) business days for processing before contacting this office.

FOIL Fees: If a FOIL request asks for copies of the records sought, there will be a statutory fee (Cost of reproduction), which is $.25 per page or $5.00 per copy of plans. Postage will also be charged if applicable and the records are not picked up at Town Hall.

FOIL Appeals Officer:
Donna Lent
Brookhaven Town Clerk
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Click here to view the United States Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Web page.

Please call 631-451-6500 with any FOIL questions.