Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.) that entitles the public access to government records.  It is the policy of the Village of Inverness to comply with all requests for public documents in a timely fashion in accordance with FOIA.

For your convenience, a Freedom of Information Request Form is available for making a request for Village records.  The Request Form can be obtained by visiting the Forms Page on this website or can be obtained by contacting Village Hall.  While helpful, it is not required that you use this form. Completed requests for records under FOIA should be submitted to:

Sam Trakas
Freedom of Information Officer
Village of Inverness
1400 Baldwin Road
Inverness, Illinois 60067

Each request will be complied with or denied within five (5) working days after its receipt.  The five (5) working day time limit may be extended to include an additional five (5) working days in some cases.  Each request for a commercial purpose will be complied with or denied within twenty one (21) days after its receipt.  Accordingly, if your request is for a commercial purpose, please indicate that it is for a commercial purpose. Records will be made available for inspection and reproduction unless the records are exempt from disclosure under FOIA. 

You can also visit the Illinois Attorney General website for more information on the Freedom of Information Act.