Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Records
The Village Clerk's Office handles Freedom of Information Requests. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).
How to Submit a Request
All requests to inspect, copy or certify public records must be submitted to the Village in writing. The Village will respond to each proper written request to inspect, copy or certify public records within five business days after receipt of the request. For information on the FOIA request and response process, see the FOIA Rules and Regulations document below.
For any questions, please call the Village Clerk's office at 847-664-4010.