Freedom of Information Act
Requests for Public Records
Updated July 14, 2015
The Village of Spring Grove Policy for the Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “FOIA Policy”) provides comprehensive procedures, instructions, and forms for obtaining Village public records. This website provides only a brief summary of the FOIA Rules.
All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records must be in writing, directed to the FOIA Officer, and submitted via personal delivery, mail, fax, or other means available to the FOIA Officer in accordance with Section 3(c) of the Act. Any request submitted via e-mail to the FOIA Officer should be sent to the following email address dedicated for FOIA matters:
The Village prefers the use of FORM 1 (“Request for Public Records”), but the Village will honor all requests lawfully submitted to the FOIA Officer even if it is not submitted on the preferred form. Any written request submitted to the Village for a public record shall be deemed to be a FOIA request and treated accordingly. The Village will respond to each proper written request to inspect, copy, or certify public records within five (5) working days after receipt of the request. Send written requests to: