Freedom of Information Act Requests 

Request for Public Records

Records Not Requiring an FOIA Request

The following is a list of documents that do not require the submission of a FOIA request and will be granted on site to the requester:

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Inspection of Public Records Procedures information:
  • The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., 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 Niles.

Obtaining Information

When possible, requests for information should be in writing on the form provided by the village. The request can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person to the FOIA officer. Certified copies are available on request.

The village will respond to requests for information within five business days (a business day is Monday through Friday and does not include Saturday, Sunday, or legal holidays) for non-commercial requests and within 21 business days for commercial requests (commercial requests are requests where the information requested will be used, in any form, for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services).