The City Clerk's Office handles all FOIA Requests submitted to the City of Peoria, and the Peoria Police Department handles FOIA Requests pertaining to the Police Department, in accordance with Illinois State Statute.
Requests will receive a response within 5 days, and Commercial Requests will receive a response within 21 days.
Online FOIA Request submissions through JustFOIA allows the requestor to determine the status of the request, receive documents through the online portal, and provides an option to create an account to better track all requests.
$2 per page, Glossy Photo Paper, 8.5 inches by 11 inches
$1 per page, LaserJet Brilliant White, 8.5 inches by 11 inches
$0.10 per page, Plain 8.5 inches by 11 inches, Black and White
$0.50 per page, Plain 8.5 inches by 11 inches, Color
All others: actual cost of reproduction
Microfilm: actual cost of reproduction
Booklets or other items specially produced by the City: all material costs
Booklets or other items specially produced by a commercial firm: actual charge to the City from the printer divided by the number of copies printed
CD or other media storage device: actual cost of reproduction
Voluminous Requests:140 ILCS 6/D (6)(A-5)
A request of more than 500 pages, or more than 5 categories of records:
$20 for 0 to 80 Megabytes
$40 for 80 to 160 Megabytes
$100 for 160-plus Megabytes
$20 for 0 to 2 Megabytes
$40 for 2 to 4 Megabytes
$100 for 4-plus Megabytes
FOIA Response Time Requirements
Within 5 business days after receipt of a request, the body must reply either with the copies, an "extension notification" for no more than 5 additional business days or a denial. Failure to reply is considered a denial.
The extension is available if the request falls into one of the listed categories of section 140/3(e) of the Act which include a request in "categorical terms," one requiring the collection of a substantial number of records, and one which cannot be done within the initial 5 business days without unduly burdening or interfering with the operation of the public body.
Index of Records & Additional Information
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The City of Peoria was incorporated in 1845. The City of Peoria is a home-rule municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with services including, but not limited to: police, fire, public works, recreation, building, planning, zoning and code enforcement.