From: Jobin-Davis, Camille (DOS)
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 3:34 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Law - parking permits
This is in response to the request you made through the website of the Committee on Open
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 S. Jobin-Davis, Esq.
NYS Committee on Open Government
Department of State