Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
You have a right to see public records
The Freedom of Information Law, which took effect on September 1, 1974, gives you the right of access to certain public records.
The Danby Town Board has adopted regulations governing when, where, and how you can see public records. According to these regulations, records can be seen and copied at the Town Clerk’s Office and the Town Justice Court, both located in the Danby Town Hall. You may have to fill out a Request for Information form.
While there is no charge per a FOIL request, there may be a charge of $0.25/page for standard page size copies of documents.
Formal FOIL requests should be submitted through the Town Clerk’s office. Requests may be made either by form, letter, or via email.
The following officials will help you to exercise your right to access: the Town Clerk, the Town Supervisor, and the Town Justices.
If you are denied access to a record, you may appeal to the Danby Town Board.
The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794.