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Request for Public Records (FOIA)

Overview
Requests for public records are fulfilled under the guidelines of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140).   The Deputy City Clerk, Erin K. Van De Walle is the appointed Freedom of Information Act Officer (FOIA) for the City of Elmhurst. You may contact the FOIA Officer at (630) 530-3015 or by emailing  for more information. The Freedom of Information Act Officer is located in the Administration Office of City Hall, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL  60126. 

How to Request a Record
All requests must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Freedom of Information Act Officer. Applicants may use the
City of Elmhurst’s suggested
 FOIA Request Form 
or may submit their own written request for records. Applicants choosing not to use the provided form must provide their full name, current address, phone number, a detailed account of the documents they are requesting and whether or not they are requesting the documents for commercial use. 

Written requests may be submitted in person at the Administration Office at City Hall, mailed to the attention of the Freedom of Information Act Officer, emailed to
foia@elmhurst.org or faxed to (630)530-3014.  For more information call (630) 530-3015.

Requestors will be contacted within the time allotted by law with a response to their request (5-business days or 21-business days for commercial requests); at that time the requestor will be told of any fees associated with their request.


Certified Documents
For an additional charge documents may be certified. Certified documents have a signed and sealed letter from the City Clerk
stating that the attached documents are true and correct copies of the original documents on file with the City of Elmhurst.
The Clerk’s Office advises those needing public records for legal proceedings to have their documents certified.


Freedom of Information Act Required Postings


Fee Schedule for Duplication of Public Records

                                                                                        
                                                Associated Charges

 Certification of Documents       $1.00/certification
 Black & White Copies  
 Size: 8 1/2 x 11 and/or Legal  
 First 50 Pages  No Charge
 Each Additional Page  $.15/page
 Size: 11 x 17  $.15/page
 Size: Drafting  $2.00/page
 Color Copies  $.20/page
 Digital Copies on CD  $1.00
 Accident Reports  $5.00
 Photographs  
 Digital Copies on Photo CD  $1.00
 Prints  At Cost for Reproduction
 Digital Storage Devices  At Cost for Purchase



Please note that the requestor will be notified if any records they have requested need to be sent out for reproduction/printing. The requestor will be charged at cost for said reproductions/printing jobs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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