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Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form- Submit Online

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  2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking.

  3. Is this request for commercial purposes? *

    It is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose, if requested to do so by the public body. 5 ILCS 140/3.1 (c)

  4. If your request is for commercial purposes put "N/A" in this field

  5. How do you want to receive the response to your FOIA request?*

    All copies or emailed documents will be in black and white. There is no charge for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies.The first 50 pages are free, additional pages are 15 cents each. Oversized copies (greater than legal size or 8.5 x 11 inch paper) are subject to additional charge. If color copies or abnormal sizes are necessary, there will be an actual copy charge for each page. Mailed documents will be subject to postal fee (assessed prior to mailing). Only select one option.

  6. Are you requesting a fee reduction?*

  7. Applicable fees must be paid to the City of DeKalb at the time of document pick-up or prior to the document being sent. Personal requests will be responded to within 5 business days. Commercial requests will be responded to within 21 business days.

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