Pet licensing data (Syracuse)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Mayor of Syracuse of Syracuse, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

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:

Any and all available pet licensing and registration data for animals within this jurisdiction. Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to the breed of the pet, the pet's date of birth, the pet's name, the owner's address, and any other available notes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Mayor of Syracuse

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Van Marter, Ginger

We have received your request and have sent to the department who handles the licensing, please note we have 20 days under the FOIL law to provide you with any documents

Kindest Regards
Ginger Van Marter
Office of Corporation Counsel
Law Department
Records Access Officer

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Van Marter,

I was wondering whether there was ever any response from the department that handles pet registrations.

Thanks so much for your time,

From: Van Marter, Ginger

We addressed this before and advised you around June 1, 2016, there are 8,000 new licenses since 2010, that does not include renewals, the licenses are all on paper that would have to be copied, the clerk's office does not maintain a spread sheet with this information and under FOIL we don't have to create one. The cost would be well over $2000

Thanks Ginger