Freedom of Information Act
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., is a State statute providing for public access to government records and information. The Act allows for the inspection of records maintained by the Village of South Elgin. The Act also provides for exemptions of certain secure information. The Village's Rules and Regulations provides comprehensive instructions for obtaining Village public records.
Freedom Of Information ACT Requests
The Village will respond to any request to inspect, copy, or certify public records within five business days after it is received, unless an extension of time is determined necessary. The Village will respond to any request made for commercial purposes within 21 business days after it is received. Requests for information governed by specific statutes will be provided in accordance with such statutes. Applicable fees for copies, certification, or mailing of public records must be paid prior to receiving the requested documents.