Where available, you can submit a form by entering information in the appropriate text fields and clicking the Submit button. Or, you can download the form and fill it out when it is convenient for you. Many of the forms still require your signature; please either mail or deliver these to our offices.
Please note, most Dutchess County forms are available as PDF documents. This format requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. Click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon to download a free copy of this software.
Dutchess County has prepared an Access to Records Form (.pdf) for written requests. You do not need to use our form, but the form helps guide you through the questions you need to answer in order to have your written request processed. Every written request must be originally signed in ink and directed to the appropriate county department.
Use the Application for Access to Dept. of Health Records - FOIL Form (.pdf) to request Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) access to DBCH records.
The Application for Access to Dept. of Emergency Response Records - FOIL Form (.pdf) can be mailed to address listed, faxed to 845-486-3998 or emailed to email@example.com
We will acknowledge a request within five business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described.
Full text of the FOIL can be found on the Department of State, Committee on Open Government page.
Record Access and Appeals Officers read and review the Freedom of Information Law annually
Records Access Officer
Department of Emergency Response
392 Creek Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Complete the Photograph Release Form (.pdf) to grant the County of Dutchess permission to take photographs of you.