Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Inspection of Public Records Procedures
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
To request copies of records or to personally inspect records, information must be requested in written form. A Freedom of Information Act Request Form is available for your convenience. Use of this form is recommended but not required.
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 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, holidays excepted) will be considered received on the next business day.
Completed requests should be delivered to the FOIA Officer via mail, fax or in-person. Forms also can be electronically submitted via email to
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.
16250 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Written requests also may be electronically submitted via email or by fax at (708) 444-5099.