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.
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.
The village's Document Archive also provides access to public records (except police reports) that may not be posted to the website. Before submitting a FOIA request, consider searching the Document Archive .
Submit an FOIA RequestSubmit an FOIA Request online (Fastest way to get information processed)
You can also send a written request by mail, fax, or hand deliver in person to the appropriate FOIA Officer's address.
For general questions contact the Municipal FOIA Officer:
Municipal FOIA Officer
Village of Schaumburg
101 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
For Police questions contact the contact the Police FOIA Officer:
Police FOIA Officer
Schaumburg Police Department
1000 West Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg IL 60194