Public Records Request Form

GENERAL PROVISIONS - 5 ILCS 140 - Freedom of Information Act
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Business Name if Commercial or Legal Request:

Desired Response Type:

 In Person                US Mail                Fax                Email

Digital Format Request:
 PDF           Searchable PDF           Spreadsheet           Other:  

Must enter either Email or Mailing Address. Required if "Email" is selected as desired response type above.

Mailing Address:
Must enter either Email or Mailing Address. Required if "US Mail" is selected as desired response type above.

Required if "fax" is selected as desired response type above.

Staff may call you to clarify details of your request so that the correct documents are pulled to keep the process moving quickly. 

Records Requested:
Provide as much specific detail as possible so the public body can identify the information that you are seeking. 

Is this request for a commercial purpose?
A "commercial purpose" is defined under the Act as the use of any part of a public record or records, or information derived from public records, in any form for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services. Please be advised that misrepresentation of the purpose of a Request is a violation of the Act. 

Agreement to Pay Fees
Unless a waiver is requested and approved pursuant must agree to pay the following fees for all public records copied or certified at their request: 
1. Copies - Letter or legal      --      $.15 per side.
2. Copies - color or oversize      --      Actual cost of reproduction.
3. Certification      --      $1.00 per document plus copy cost. 
4. Recording media      --      Actual cost of media (i.e. computer media, disks, tapes, or other media).
5. Statutory Fees      --      Rate authorized by statute. 
6. Mailing      --      Actual cost of postage. 

However, there will be no charge for the first 50 pages of letter or legal size black and white copies for a Requestor, except for Requests for commercial purposes. I further acknowledge and agree that, if the services of an outside vendor are required to copy any public record, I will pay the actual reasonable charges that the Public Body incurs in connection with such copying services.