Collect Data: Tips for Effective Public Record Requests

Here are resources for sending public record requests

Documents


You can find tips in the article What I Learned From Making Dozens of Public Records Requests for Police Data from The Trace.

The NY Committee on Open Government has sample request letters.

Sample Request: Email

Sample FOIL Request: Email

Sample Request: Letter 

Sample FOIL Request: Letter

Sample Appeal of a Written Denial

Sample Appeal of a Written Denial

Sample Appeal of Denial Due to Agency Failure to Respond in a Timely Manner 

Sample Appeal of Denial Due to Agency Failure to Respond in a Timely Manner

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