Under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) many
Agency records are available for inspection. Some records are available
on this website. If you cannot locate the information you seek,
please send an email, letter, or completed Application
for Access to Agency Records (PDF 127kb) to:
Records Access Officer
New York State Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Please be as specific as possible when requesting records. Include
any file numbers, landowner’s or applicant’s names and
dates you have available. Some records may be quite large; if you
only want portions of a record please specify which portions you
seek to obtain.
Please indicate in your request if you would like to review the
file, receive digital copies via email or receive paper copies.
A large record may exceed the Agency’s email capacity, but
may be able to be placed on a compact disc, at a cost of $5.00 per
disc. Paper copies may cost up to $0.25 per page. Large format black
and white prints may cost up to $1.50 per linear foot.
Our regular business hours are 8:30A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through
Friday. Appointments can be made to review records during those
times. Appointments may be subject to the availability of meeting
Within five business days of receipt of a written request for a
record reasonably described, the Agency will make the record available,
deny the request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgement
of the receipt of such request and a date by which a determination
will be made.
Some records are exempt from release pursuant to Public Officers
Law §87(2). Please visit the following links for more information
on the Freedom of Information Law.
§587 of the Adirondack Park Agency’s Rules and Regulations
The New York State Public Officers Law, Article 6, Sections 84-90
If you are denied access to records or portions of records, you
may submit a written appeal to the Agency Counsel, Adirondack Park
Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977. Except for appeals related
to trade secrets, such an appeal must be made within 30 days after
the receipt of the denial. If the denial is by mail, the appeal
must be made within 35 days of the date of its mailing. The Agency
Counsel will evaluate the appeal and respond in writing to you within
seven (7) business days after the receipt of the appeal.
For denial of access to records containing trade secrets, such
appeal must be made within seven (7) business days of receipt of
written notice of the denial of access. The Agency Counsel will
evaluate your appeal and respond in writing to you within ten (10)
business days after receipt of the appeal.
Access to Agency Records (pdf 127kb)
-- (pdf 395kb)
Adirondack Park Agency
Act -- (pdf 310kb)
Rules and Regulations
-- (pdf 443kb)
Adirondack Park State Land Master
Plan -- (pdf 440kb)