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Public Records and Information

Public Records and Information

Director of Public Information
Kevin Adams, Email

John H. Hazlett Building
203 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Phone: (607) 737-2837
Fax: (607) 737-0351

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Application for Access to Records - FOIL Request
The Application for Access to Records may be downloaded and mailed, emailed or faxed.

The Chemung County Public Information and Records Department is responsible for releasing to the media information from the various county agencies and departments regarding upcoming events, programs, and services as well as keeping the public informed of the activities of County government and maintaining the County website. The Public Information Director works closely with the County Executive and Deputy County Executive.

The department is also responsible for the storage, maintenance and disposition of records pursuant to the New York State Archive’s “Records Retention and Disposition Schedule CO-2” and other applicable statutory requirements.

In addition, the Director of Public Information serves as the County Public Information Officer (PIO) and is responsible for releasing County records under Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law.

NOTE: Birth and death certificates are not available through FOIL. Copies of birth and death certificates may be requested through the Office of Vital Records.

Please call (607)737-2837 or (607)737-2031 to schedule an appointment to review public records.

The County PIO is a member of the community’s emergency preparedness committee.