It is the policy of Tioga County government that the public should generally have free and easy access to county government records except as restricted by Federal or State law or to support individual personal privacy. The County's records management and FOIL process is governed by NYS Public Officers Law, Article 6 and the County follows the New York State CO-2 Schedule for managing document retention and disposition.
This FOIL request center is designed to help you:
Records Access Officers
Diane Stephens (All Except Sheriff's Records)
Secretary to the County Attorney
56 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827
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Lt. Casey Rhodes (Sheriff's Records)
Tioga County Sheriff's Office
103 Corporate Drive, Owego, NY 13827
The Tioga County website has a comprehensive Document Library tool that collects all documents uploaded by all departments and allows filtering by type as well as searching by title\name. For convenience, we have grouped several of the most commonly requested documents below (click to open each section):
Note: Tioga County went to arbitration for the Law Enforcement Union - 2009-2012 contract renewal. The contract posted below is the most current in force.
None currently active.
NOTE: All documents uploaded to all areas of Tioga County's website can be searched via the Document Library. In the library, you may filter by document type or conduct a text search.
Agendas and Minutes: Multiple departments across the County have public meetings with agendas and minutes, which are searchable via the Document Library. Agendas and minutes are also generally viewable by department on their individual department pages. The most commonly searched for agendas are for the Legislature and the Industrial Development Agency.
Local Laws: A tool to search all of Tioga County's local laws is available through this link.
RESPONSE TIMES: FOIL requests are given an initial response in no more than five (5) business days. If more time is required to comply with the request, the initial response will include an estimated time line for completion.
FEES: There is no charge for any FOIL request delivered electronically, however some exceptions may apply. For the production of paper records, the fees are $.25 per printed page, and $5 for a provided CD\DVD.
In the event that your FOIL request is denied, you have the right to appeal. Appeals are handled by the Tioga County Legislature and must be in writing. A review of the denial will be conducted by the Legislature at their next meeting, which is open to the public.
To submit an appeal, write to:
Tioga County Legislature
Attn: Legislative Chairperson
56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827
Questions about the appeals process may be directed to the Office of the County Attorney at 607.687.8253.