What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law was enacted on July 1, 1984. It is intended to provide citizens access to all official documents and records in whatever form they are maintained. Additional information regarding FOIA is found at the Illinois Attorney General Website.
Information at your fingertips!
In our efforts to provide you access to public information, the Village of Schaumburg maintains links to information on our Website such as these:
The Village's Document Archive also provides access to public records (except police reports) that may not be posted to the website.
How do I obtain something that is not online for example a Police Report?
Not all items are available on our website such as accident reports or arrest records. Requests for documents not available online can be made through our online Freedom of Information (FOIA) Center. This easy to use document center lets you find information, submit a request, and view the status of your inquiries.
Previous FOIA requests can be viewed on the closed FOIA Request list. Requests which would reveal information that is normally protected under FOIA due to privacy or public safety are not be made available to the public
Is there a fee?
If the information is stored electronically it can be sent to you at no cost. If paper copies are provided the first 50 pages are free. After that 15 cents per page for 8x11 size pages will be charged. Additional reasonable charges may apply for other documents.
The village either provides the records or denies a request for public records within 5 or 21 business days depending on the type of request, unless the time for response is extended as permitted by law.
For questions please contact our FOIA officers:
For requests on municipal documents such as, fire reports, budget items, etc
Contact the Municipal FOIA Officer:
Village of Schaumburg
101 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg IL 60193
For requests on Police documents such as, accident reports, crime reports, etc
Contact the Police FOIA Officer:
Schaumburg Police Department
1000 West Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg IL 60194
FOIA requests can also be made by mailing or faxing your request to the appropriate FOIA Officer above.