Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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 & 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 (PDF) 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 for the Village of Palatine records should be submitted to:
Village Clerk’s Office
Doris Sadik, FOIA Officer
200 E Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067

Email the FOIA Office

Phone: 847-359-9051
Fax: 847-359-9094

Request Police Department Records

Police Department FOIA Form (PDF)

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

Palatine Police Department
Attention: Tammy Maher, Police Department FOIA Officer
595 N Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Email Tammy Maher

Phone: 847-359-9034
Fax: 847-359-9096

Request Fire Department Records

Fire Department FOIA Form (PDF)

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

Palatine Fire Department
Attention: Sarah McKillop, F.D. FOIA Officer
39 E Colfax Street
Palatine, IL 60067

Email Sarah McKillop

Phone: 847-202-6340
Fax: 847-202-6320

Processing

Each request will be complied with or denied within 5 working days after its receipt. The 5 working day time limit may be extended to include an additional 5 working days in some cases. Each request for a commercial purpose will be complied with or denied within 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.