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.
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. Completed Freedom of Information requests should be submitted to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Village Clerk’s Office
200 E. Wood St.
Palatine, IL 60067
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
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 for inspection and reproduction 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
Village of Palatine Organizational Chart
FOIA Request Form
List of Documents/Categories of records immediately discloseable
Other helpful websites:
Illinois Attorney General