Freedom of Information Act

The Village of Lindenhurst maintains rules and regulations implementing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which provides procedures, instructions, and forms for obtaining Village public records.

The Village encourages requesters to submit their requests on the form provided by the Village, which is available at the Village Hall or on this webpage. The Village will review all requests in any form.  The Village will respond to each request for public records in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.  All requests will be responded to in 5 business days, except commercial requests, which will be responded to in 21 business days.

Copies of public records will be provided upon payment of a copying fee, if applicable, as provided in Section IV (b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/4(b). If requested, copies of public records will be mailed after the Village receives payment of the actual cost of postage and copying.

Requests and other communications regarding Village records relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the Village's implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Village of Lindenhurst
2301 E Sand Lake Road
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Phone: (847) 356-8252
Facsimile: (847) 356-8270

For FOIAs pertaining to police records, please send your requests to the police department directly:

Freedom of Information Officer
Lindenhurst Police Department
2300 E Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Phone: (847) 356-5400
Facsimile: (847) 356-6393

Submit FOIA Request Form