Transparent & Professional Local Government

FOI Under Shelter In Place Order

On March 20, 2020 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a Shelter In Place Order, which is effective as of 5:00 p.m., March 21, 2020 to April 7, 2020.  Accordingly, all Village staff is either unavailable or devoted to public safety tasks.  In light of the foregoing, the Village respectfully requests that you consider waiting to submit your FOIA request until after the Shelter In Place Order has been lifted.  Alternatively, the Village requests that you agree to waive the statutory response deadlines and allow the Village to respond to the request as soon as is practicable. If you are agreeable to waiving the response deadlines, please affirmatively state that in your request. In the event you do not choose one of the foregoing options, the Village will respond to your request pursuant to state law, which includes the ability to identify and deny a request if it is determined to be unduly burdensome. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

Summary of Procedures

The State of Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires all municipalities within the State to be open and accessible.  FOIA establishes the rights of the public to inspect a wide range of public documents.  In order to comply with FOIA, the Village of Lake Zurich adopted Ordinance 2009-12-688.

For your convenience, you can complete an online FOIA application form by using the links below.
FOI Request for General Village
FOI Request for Police Department



 Type of Copies Fees 
First 50 Pages (8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14, black and white)
Additional Pages $0.15 per side

Other Types of Records with Set Fees

Other Services  Fees
Certification $1.00 per record, plus copy cost
Cost of Postage

Lake Zurich's Freedom of Information officer can be reached at: 

FOIA Officer Kyle Kordell

70 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, Il 60047
Direct Phone: (847) 540-1684
Fax: (847) 540-1769
Also contact Police Records Division for police related FOIA requests.
200 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, Il 60047
(847) 540-3251
Fax: (847) 438-5966


FOIA Process Response Time
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the Village will disclose the public records requested upon receipt of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form within 21 Business Days after the receipt of this Request Form for all requests made for commercial purposes, and within five Business Days for all other requests, unless the applicable response period is extended as provided by law or the request is denied. All extensions and denials will be in writing and will state the reasons therefor. The Requestor may seek review of a denial by the Public Access Counselor of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Judicial review is available under Section 11 of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. For more detailed information, please consult the Village of Lake Zurich Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which are available from the Freedom of Information Officer.

For additional information about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and your rights under the act, visit Ensuring Open and Honest Government
List of Records Maintained
In an effort to enhance government transparency and facilitate an informed public discussion, the records listed here can be requested from the Village of Lake Zurich and will be provided by staff as quickly as practicably possible.  While requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must generally be made in writing and are subject to a response within five business days, the below records shall not be subject to such limitations:
  • Adopted Budgets
  • Adopted Budgets Since 2009
  • Collective Bargaining Contracts
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
  • Employee Compensation Plans
  • Employee Directories
  • Job Descriptions
  • Minutes of Open Meetings
  • Monthly and Bi-weekly Departmental Reports
  • Municipal Code
  • Ordinances and Resolutions from the Previous Ten Years
  • Organizational Charts
  • Purchasing Manual
Requests are available by email

The fees provided for in Section of FOIA are still applicable to the records listed above.