Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law is used to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials. The Freedom of Information Act is also used to make sure that public employees are consistent with the terms of this Act. Additional information regarding FOIA can be found at the Illinois Attorney General's website.
This act is not intended to be used to violate individual privacy, nor for the purpose of furthering a commercial enterprise, or to disrupt the duly-undertaken work of any public body independent of the fulfillment of any of the rights of the people to access to information (5 ILCS 140/1). Unless information falls within an express statutory exemption, it must be disclosed under FOIA (5 ILCS 140/3).
The public body must generally comply with the request within five (5) working days (5 ILCS 140/3). Certain exceptions allow an additional five (5) days. Fees and costs may apply to reproducing or certifying public records. If a fee is due, you will be contacted on the cost, which must be paid prior to receiving the documents.
To obtain public records from the Village please download the FOIA Request Form below or visit the Village Clerk's Office at Village Hall, 12 South Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106 to obtain the form.
DOWNLOAD FOIA APPLICATION FORM
Completed forms must be submitted to the Village Clerk's Office in person, by mail or via email. E-mailed forms should be sent to the FOIA Officer. Forms should be submitted even if there are concerns that the information may be exempt under the Act. Please be as specific as possible in describing the information requested.
Should you have any questions please contact:
Email FOIA Officer at FOIArequest@bensenville.il.us
Freedom of Information Officer
Village of Bensenville
12 South Center Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
Ph: (630) 350-3404
Fax: (630) 350-3438
Information At Your Finger Tips
In our efforts to provide access to public information, the Village of Bensenville maintains the following information electronically so that it is available 24/7: