The Village of Hoffman Estates complies with the standards set by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
It is the policy of the Village of Hoffman Estates to fill all requests for public documents in as timely a fashion as possible.
In order to assist you and have a record of your request, we ask that all requesters complete a FOIA Request Form.
Requests can be made by letter, telephone, fax, email or online request. If you wish to submit by fax or letter please click here for a PDF (paper copy) of the request form.
By law, the maximum time to produce the information for routine requests is five business days; commercial requests are 21 business days. In rare cases, you will be notified, in writing, if an extension is needed. Some information may be denied; this notification will be in writing. There is an appeals process. Corporation Counsel will assist you in explaining the appeals process.
Original documents may be viewed. If a copy request is over 50 pages, copies are fifteen cents a page.
Board minutes are available on our website. The public has a right to information produced by their government with certain privacy limitations (5ILCS 140/1). It is the policy of the Village to provide assistance in obtaining this information.
Note: when you submit a FOIA request, your information becomes public record. FOIA requests from the past year are posted online* below.
Previous FOIA Requests (external link)
*The above FOIA requests may not include requests made to the Hoffman Estates Police Department for crash reports, insurance claims, and other routine requests.
FOIA Officer Contact Information