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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: Submit an electronic FOIL request.

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

Download and mail our FOIL request form: 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 Officer:
Jennifer Lutzer
Law Department

FOIL Appeals Officer:
Donna Lent
Brookhaven Town Clerk
Learn more about Donna

View the United States Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Web page.

View the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Web page.