Freedom of Information Act – Requesting Public Records

All public records in Edwardsville Township are available to any person for inspection or copying, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. For information related to the public’s rights under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, please visit the Attorney General website.

To request public record from Edwardsville Township, please submit in writing, (either via email, fax, or mail), a letter detailing the documents you are requesting. The letter should be sent to our FOIA Officer. Please select the Supervisor’s Office or Assessor’s Office to download the FOIA request form or you can pick up a copy in our office.

Edwardsville Township Freedom of Information Act Policy

It is the policy of Edwardsville Township to permit access to as well as inspection and copying of public records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

FOIA Officer – Township Supervisor’s Office                                                                                Adam Colvin

FOIA Officer – Township Assessor’s Office                                                                                             Jennifer Hegel

Submission Address                                                                     Edwardsville Township Office
300 W Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025

FOIA Process Response Time

Responses to Requests for Records Not Sought for a Commercial Purpose

Pursuant to 5ILCS 140/4, the Township will respond to a FOIA request not sought for a commercial purpose within five (5) business days from the day after the Township receives the request.

Responses to Request for Records Sought for a Commercial Purpose

Pursuant to 5ILCS 140/5, a commercial request is when the requester seeks to use part or all of the public records for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services. Requests by the news media, not-for-profit organizations, scientific or academic institutions are not considered information requests. A response shall be given within twenty-one (21) business days from receipt of a written request for records sought for a commercial purpose.

Business Day Definition

Business days are defined as regular day of the week (Monday through Friday) when the Township is open. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays are not business days and cannot be counted in the five (5) or twenty-one (21) business day time period. Day one (1) of the timeline is the first business day after the request is received by the Township. Any FOIA request received by the Township after normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) shall be considered received on the following business day. If a FOIA request sent by e-mail appears in the recipient’s mailbox during normal business hours, it is received on that day. If it is e-mailed after business hours, including on a weekend or legal holiday, it is “received” on the following business day.

FOIA Fee Disclosure                                                                                                  First fifty (50) pages are free (Black & White)                                                              Fifteen ($0.15) cents per page thereafter (Black & White)                                        Actual market cost per page, thirty-nine ($0.39) cents (Color)