Contact the Committee on Open Government

Mailing Address:
NYS Committee on Open Government
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 650
Albany, NY 12231


Executive Director: Robert J. Freeman


Email: coog@dos.ny.gov

Telephone: (518) 474-2518

Fax: (518) 474-1927


To request an advisory opinion, please submit relevant facts and documents by mail or email.  When appropriate, we will forward a copy of your request to the agency involved and invite the agency to submit additional information.  Issuance of the advisory opinion will not be delayed pending receipt of information from the agency.  Please note that it may take up to four months to receive an advisory opinion.


To request a copy of an advisory opinion that is not available online, please contact the Committee indicating the number of the opinion that you seek and your email address or fax number.