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From: Jobin-Davis, Camille (DOS) 
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 3:34 PM
To:
Subject: Freedom of Information Law - parking permits

Dear

This is in response to the request you made through the website of the Committee on Open
Government.

I do not believe that handicap parking permit applications would be required to be provided to the public in response to a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.  It is likely that you will find the following advisory opinion helpful: http://docs.dos.ny.gov/coog/ftext/f10587.htm 

If the applications are maintained by a state agency, my answer would be somewhat different: in that case the state agency would be prohibited from disclosing records that would cause an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.  This is different from the discretionary authority of a municipality.

I hope that this is helpful to you.

Camille

Camille S. Jobin-Davis, Esq.
Assistant Director
NYS Committee on Open Government
Department of State
518/474-2518
http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/coogwww.html