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Freedom Of Information (FOIA)

Submit a Freedom of Information Request.

About FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS 140) that provides for a straight-forward, easy-to-use method for the public to gain access government records. Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the Village of West Dundee shall submit a FOIA request unless the information in question can be obtained immediately on this website.

Submitting a FOIA Request

Written requests can be submitted via fax, email, in person or by U.S. Postal Service, UPS, etc. For your convenience, FOIA Request Forms are available below, however, use of these forms is not required. All requests for records will be directed to the appropriate department or FOIA officer for response.

Click below to retrieve the appropriate form Complete the form and then click the appropriate link below to send the form with an email
Administration Department & Finance Village Hall FOIA Official
Community Development & Fire Community Development & Fire FOIA Official
Police Department Police Department FOIA Official

The Village will respond to all non-commercial FOIA requests within 5 working days after its receipt. If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the Village's intent to respond within an additional 5 working days as permitted under the Act.

The Village will respond to FOIA requests submitted for a commercial purpose within 21 working days after its receipt. 

If any of the materials you have requested are exempt under the Act, you will be notified in writing of the specific exemption which applies to the documents and you will be provided with all non-exempt materials.

You may seek review of any denial, or partial denial, of your request by judicial review pursuant to Section 11 of the Act, or by submitting a request for review to the Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General at the addresses below. Any request for review to the Public Access Counselor must be in writing, signed by you, must include a copy of your request and the response, or responses, you have received from the city, and must be filed not later than 60 days after the date of the denial.

Physical mailing address: 
Leah Bartelt, Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Email address:

For more information, you can visit the IL Attorney General's website.