Vanity plate rejections (NY State)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York.
Tracking # 2014-4273
Status
Completed

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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for a list of all personalized license plates that were rejected by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles for the year 2013. If available I am also looking for:

The reason for the rejection of the personalized plate.
The vehicle make and model.
The City and County where the applicants vehicle would be registered.

I am NOT looking for any personal identifiable information such as first and last name, street number, street name.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-4273.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-4273.

Thank you for your help.

From: Turnbull, Lisa (DMV)

Mr. Skelding,

We have received your request for a status update on the above-referenced FOIL request. The data you asked for has been ordered from Information Technology Services, but has not yet been received in this office. The due date that has been recorded for us to complete your request is 7/14/2014. If we are not able to complete your FOIL request by that date, we will let you know that, and will provide a timeframe for when we will be able to get the requested data to you.
Best regards,

Lisa Turnbull
Records Access Officer
FOIL & Subpoena Office
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 ESP, Room 222
Albany, NY 12228
Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov<mailto:lturn@dmv.state.ny.us>
Ph: (518) 474-0621
FAX: (518) 474-8537

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-4273.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: Turnbull, Lisa (DMV)

Dear Mr. Skelding,

We have completed processing your FOIL request and have records available to be emailed to you. Before we can send the records, you will need to pay the $10 search fee.

You can pay the fee by credit card by providing your credit card information by postal mail or by fax. Because email is not secure, we cannot accept your credit card information by email. To pay by credit card, we will need the following information:

* Credit Card number

* Expiration date

* The zip code associated with the credit card

* An authorized signature for us to charge the $10 search fee to the card

* Your FOIL reference number should be included to ensure that the payment is applied appropriately. That number is: 2014-4273

You may fax the credit card information to: (518) 474-8537. If you prefer, you can mail the credit card information (OR a check or money order payable to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles) to:

NYS DMV FOIL & Subpoena Office
6 Empire State Plaza - Room 222
Albany, NY 12228

As soon as we receive your payment, we will email the records to you. If you have any questions, you may contact me directly.

Thank you,

Lisa Turnbull
Records Access Officer
FOIL & Subpoena Office
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 ESP, Room 222
Albany, NY 12228
Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov<mailto:lturn@dmv.state.ny.us>
Ph: (518) 474-0621
FAX: (518) 474-8537

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Turnbull,

Please find enclosed the requested check for $10.

Thank you so much for your help.

From: Conor Skelding

Hello Ms. Turnbull,

A check for $10 has been placed in the mail.

Thank you so much! Enjoy your weekend!

From: Turnbull, Lisa (DMV)

Hello Mr. Skelding,

Attached is NYS DMV's response to your Freedom of Information Law request. If you have any questions about the information provided to you, please feel free to contact me directly.
Regards,

Lisa Turnbull
Records Access Officer
FOIL & Subpoena Office
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 ESP, Room 222
Albany, NY 12228
Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov<mailto:lturn@dmv.state.ny.us>
Ph: (518) 474-0621
FAX: (518) 474-8537

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Ms. Turnbull,

Thank you very much. Have a good rest of the week.

Conor Skelding

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