Westchester County

FOIL and Records Requests

FOIL and Records Requests

To obtain records form the county Health Department, all requests must be in writing and submitted in one of three ways. Records that can be scanned and emailed to you will be provided at no charge. Please include an email address in your request.

 
  • Requests can be mailed to:

Records Access Office
Westchester County Department of Health
145 Huguenot Street, 8th Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Please include your name, address, telephone number and email address in addition to the name and address for which you're seeking information. You must also describe the type of records you're seeking.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your request, with a reference number. Please use that number in any future correspondence with us.

Restaurant, Mobile Food Carts, Deli Inspection Reports
Did you know that there are about 4,000 establishments serving food in Westchester County, including restaurants, mobile food carts and deli's? The Westchester County Health Department inspects these establishments and those inspections can be viewed and downloaded.

Septic System and Well Records
Septic system and well information requests are handled by our Mount  Kisco office. The completed request form may be faxed to (914) 864-7341 or mailed to Westchester County Health Department, 25 Moore Avenue, Mount Kisco NY 10549.

Requests to search our records for the approved plan of the well on a property can be made by completing the Sketch Request form.  

When completing this form, provide as much detailed information as possible, especially:

  • the address
  • the original tax map designation (section, block and lot number)

Be advised, some municipalities may give a property multiple tax map designations. We require:

  • the original tax map designation of the lot
  • municipality
  • the year the house was built
  • dates of any additions (bedrooms) to the house

The municipality’s tax assessor and/or the building department can assist you in securing this information. Be sure to provide your phone number so if we have any questions, we can reach you. Note: If the records requested are in our archives, the record retrieval can take at least 10 days.

Medical Records (Children)
To obtain a copy of your or your child's Health Department medical records, by law, you must submit a signed HIPPA release, English or Spanish.

To leave a message for the records access officer, call ( 914) 813-5004.

Fees
There is a 25-cent, per-page fee for copying most records, but there is no charge to e-mail records. Copies of medical records cost 75 cents per page. You also have the right to review the records, by appointment, and can then request copies be made for you. Depending on the volume of copies you request and our workflow, copies may be mailed to you at a later date, if they cannot be provided to you at that time.

Once the records are ready, if copies cost less than $5, the Health Department will send them to you and request payment. If copies cost $5 or more, the Health Department will inform you of the cost, and payment must be received in the Records Access Office before any copies of the records are sent.

Please note the FOIL Request Number on the face of your check so we can track your payment and locate the records you've requested. You will also be asked to provide the FOIL Request Number in any telephone inquiries you make.

Checks are to be made payable to the Westchester County Department of Health and mailed to:
Records Access Office
Westchester County Department of Health
145 Huguenot Street, 7th Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801