Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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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.

How to Request  Information and Public Records

For your convenience, a Freedom of Information Request Form is available to you for requesting Village records. It would be helpful (but not required) for you to complete a Freedom of Information Request form stating the specific type of records requested, including address and dates/time frame, if applicable. Freedom of Information Request forms are also available in the Village Clerk’s office. 
Freedom of Information requests should be submitted to

Village Clerk’s Office
Laurie Rayborn, FOIA Officer
200 E. Wood St.
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847)359-9051
Fax: (847)359-9094

Completed Freedom of Information requests for Police Department records should be submitted to:


Palatine Police Department
Attn: Tammy Maher, P.D. FOIA Officer
595 N. Hicks Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847)359-9034
Fax: (847)359-9096


Each request will be complied with or denied within five (5) working days after its receipt. The five (5) working day time limit may be extended to include an additional five (5) working days in some cases.  Each request for a commercial purpose will be complied with or denied within twenty-one (21) days after its receipt. Records will be made available, unless the records are specifically exempt under the Freedom of Information Act.  Accordingly, if your request is for a commercial purpose, please indicate that it is for a commercial purpose as required under the Act.


No charge for first 50 pages of black and white
(legal or letter sized copies)

$  .15 per page after first 50 copies ($.25 per page for color)
$  .25 - 11” x 17” ($.50 per page for color)
$3.00 – large copies (2’ x 3’ or larger)
$1.00 – CD
$1.00 – DVD
$5.00 – Motor Vehicle Accident Reports Mailed  (625 ILCS 5/11-416)
$1.00 - Certification Cost from the Clerk’s office

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Forms and Other Documents

FOIA Directory will be available soon.
Village of Palatine Organizational Chart
FOIA Request Form
List of Documents/Categories of records that do not require a FOIA request

Other helpful websites:

Illinois Attorney General


Village Hall Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
150 West Wilson Street (Temporary Location), Palatine, Illinois 60067 P. (847) 358-7500
Emergency:911 Non-Emergency: (847) 359-9000 Hours: 24 Hours
Police Headquarters 595 North Hicks Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067
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