FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
About the Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS140) that provides for a straightforward, easy-to-use method for the public to gain access government records. Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the City of Dixon shall submit a FOIA request to the City Clerk's Office unless the document in question can be obtained immediately.
To learn more about the act, visit the federal FOIA.gov website.
Submitting a FOIA Request
All requests for general City documents should be directed to the City Clerk in the City Clerk's Office. To request public records, please fill out and submit the FOIA Request Form (PDF) to the City Clerk at:
121 W 2nd Street
Dixon, IL 61021
For police FOIA requests, please contact the Records Department in the Dixon Police Department. To request records from the Police Department, please fill out and submit the FOIA Request Form (PDF) at:
220 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
The City will respond to all FOIA requests within 5 working days of its receipt. If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the City's intent to respond within an additional five working days as permitted under FOIA. If any of the materials you have requested are exempt under FOIA, you will be notified in writing of the specific exemption which applies to the documents and you will be provided with all non-exempt materials.
Requesting Review of Denials
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Public Access and Opinions Bureau
500 S 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Any request for review to the Public Access Counselor must:
- Be in writing
- Signed by you
- Include a copy of your request and the response, or responses, you have received from the City
- Be filed not later than 60 days after the date of the denial
City of Dixon's FOIA Officer:
There is no charge for the first 50 pages, additional pages are 15 cents per page.
Copies of CD/DVD are $3.00