Freedom Of Information Requests
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS 140/1-140/11) that provides for a straight-forward, easy-to-use method for the public to gain access to government records. Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the Village of Palatine shall follow the rules below, in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, effective July 1, 1984.
Expungement and Sealing of Records
If you are interested in expunging or sealing records please click on the following links for the proper procedures, forms and mailing locations.
Premise Alert Program Notification Form
The Illinois Premise Alert Program provides for public safety agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with special needs to provide information to Police, Fire, and EMS personnel to be kept in a database. The information can then be provided to the emergency units responding to the specified locations in dealing with the situations involved in the special needs individuals.
Citizens electing to participate in PAP must be advised that the provision of special needs information will not result in preferential treatment. The establishment and continued existance of PAP shall be based on funding availability. The information provided by you will be kept confidential and used only to provide emergency personnel the information needed to deal with situations or emergencies dealing with special needs persons. For any questions about this program, please contact the Technical Services Supervisor at 847-359-9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the following link to obtain the 2 page printable form. The form must be completed and signed and can either be mailed to the address on the form, or faxed to 847-963-6215. Although photographs of the special needs individual are not required, you may provide one by mail with your completed form.
Solicitor Information and Permits
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of peddler / solicitor in the Village of Palatine without having first obtained a license. Applications for licenses shall be made to the Police Department, and shall state; the kind of article or merchandise to be peddled or solicited; a permanent address of the peddler / solicitor, and any other information requested on the application form. No license shall be issued without the approval of the Palatine Police Department and the payment of the fee. A photo ID badge will be issued by the Palatine Police Department and shall be worn at all times of the peddling / solicitation and shall be displayed for inspection upon request.
Time Restrictions on Peddling and Soliciting
Soliciting prior to 9:00 a.m. of any weekday or Saturday, or after 8:00 p.m. of any weekday or 6:00 p.m. on Saturday during Central Standard Time, or prior to 9:00 a.m. of any weekday or Saturday or after 9:00 p.m. any weekday or 6:00 p.m. on Saturday during Daylight Savings Time, or at any time on a Sunday or on a State of Illinois or national holiday.
For Peddler I and Peddler II, in addition to the foregoing time limitations, no soliciting shall occur after 6:00 p.m. on any week day.
No Soliciting or Peddling Cards
Residents may post a “NO SOLICITORS INVITED” card, or pick up a free sticker at the Police Department or download one from the website.
For more information, call (847) 359-9033. Applications are available at the Clerk’s Office, Police Department and from the link below.
Taxi Driver Information and Permits
This license applies to all individuals or entities that want to operate any taxicab within the Village of Palatine. There are very specific requirements that must be adhered to before a license can be approved. Annual licenses expire on December 31st.
To obtain a license, complete the Public Passenger Vehicle Operator License Application and return it with a Certificate of Insurance for each vehicle, Inspection form for each vehicle, supporting documentation and the appropriate license fee to the Village of Palatine Cashier’s office. Licenses will be issued upon approval of the application. Compliance with all laws, ordinances and regulations of the Village of Palatine as well as the State of Illinois is required.
The Palatine Policed Department is dedicated to helping insurance companies and those involved in car accidents obtain accurate and affordable traffic accident reports within 1-4 business days of occurrence. To accomplish this we have made traffic accident repots available any time through the internet. TRACView has been chosen by the Palatine Police Department to service all requests for acident reports by insurance companies and private citizens. As of October 1, 2009, the Palatine Police Department will no longer process insurance requests for accidents.
To obtain an accident report please have your report number available and click on the following link: