Freedom of Information Request

Creating Awareness

The Cortland County Legislature believes that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public, and when the public is aware of governmental actions. The more open a government is with its citizenry, the greater the understanding and participation of the public in government.

Open Access

The people's right to know the process of governmental decision making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.

Government is the public's business and the public, individually and collectively and represented by a free press, should have access to the records of government in accordance with the provisions of NYS Public Officer's Law. Read the New York State Freedom of Information Law by clicking the following link..New York State Freedom of Information Law

To request information from Cortland County, please fill out this Freedom of Information Request (PDF) entirely.

Should a request be denied, an appeal may be filed within 30 days to the Cortland County Attorney.