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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act is the Illinois Statute governing the inspection of public records. This Act provides for public inspection of records in the possession of the Village of Oak Lawn.  Exemptions also are provided to insure the confidentiality of certain records.

To Make a FOIA Request


Before you complete a Freedom of Information request, please check the Village's website for the information that you're seeking.

 

Finance Information

Village Ordinance

Police Arrest Information

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Zoning and GIS Information

Completed FOIA requests

Your Police Crash Report

 

The Village will respond within five business days after the request is received (starting with the first business day after a request is received).  In cases where additional time is necessary, a letter will be sent within the five business day period.  Any written request, faxed or submitted to the Village after business hours (normal business hours are considered to be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, holidays excluded) will be considered received on the next business day.

 

Click Here to Submit a FOIA

 

For Police FOIA requests without a copy of an ID attached, the FOIA officer will fully redact the information.

Written requests

Village of Oak Lawn

9446 South Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL  60453

Executive Offices:

Jane M. Quinlan, MMC

Village Clerk

Phone:  (708) 499-7742

Fax:  (708) 636-8606

Foia@oaklawn-il.gov

 

Fees

Maps or plats

$0.25

Per square foot

Police accident reports

$5.00

Per report

Police accident reconstruction reports

$20.00

Per report

Ambulance reports

Fire reports

$5.00

$5:00

Per report

Per report

Photos

$2.00

Per photo (regular)

Fingerprinting up to 4 cards same affiliation

$30.00

 

Videotape/CD/DVD Reproduction

Actual cost of tape, CD or DVD

Per incident

Voice log transcription to cassette tape or CD

Actual cost of tape

or CD

Per incident

Duplication of other village records

$0.15

After 50 pages

Certification of records

$1.00

Per certification

Bound zoning ordinance

$0.25

Per page

Zoning map

$10.00

Per map

Bound subdivision/development ordinance

$0.25

Per page

Bound sign ordinance

$0.25

Per page

Bound comprehensive plan

$0.25

Per page

Bound rules/regulations of the board of fire/police commissioners

$0.25

Per page

Request exceeding 8 hours of collecting data

$10.00

After 8 hours

 

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