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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act, 096-0542, 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 Tinley Park. Exemptions also are provided to insure the confidentiality of certain records. The Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010. 

To Make a FOIA Request
Before you complete a Freedom of Information request, please check the Village's website for the information that you're seeking. Use the search tools if you're looking for information pertaining to a specific subject; you also may find what you're looking for on the Transparency Portal page.

Submit a FOIA Request

The Village will respond within five business days after the request is received (starting with the first business day after a request is received). In cases where additional time is necessary, a letter will be sent within the five business day period. Any written request faxed or emailed to the Village after business hours (normal business hours are considered to be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, holidays excepted) will be considered received on the next business day.

Written requests may also be delivered to the FOIA Officer via mail, fax or in-person. Forms also can be electronically submitted via email to

FOIA Request Form

Illinois Freedom of Information Act
FOIA Officer 
Laura Godette
Village Clerk's Office 
16250 S. Oak Park Ave. 
Tinley Park, IL 60477 
FOIA Officer
Phone: (708) 444-5000

First 50 pages: No fee
51 pages and more: $0.15 per page
Certifying a public record: $1 per record
Accident report: $5 
Accident reconstruction: $25 
All other requests requiring outside duplication shall be charged the actual cost for the duplication.

Written requests also may be electronically submitted via email or by fax at (708) 444-5099.