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Freedom of Information Request

Rules and Regulations for the Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act provide comprehensive procedures, instructions, and forms for obtaining City public records.  To view the types and categories of records ("Index of Records") under the control of The City of Lake Forest, please click here

All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records should be submitted to the City in writing and in the form required by the FOIA Rules. Click here for a FOIA request form. 

This document provides only a brief summary of the FOIA Rules. The City will respond to each proper written request to inspect, copy, or certify public records within five working days after receipt of the request.

Copies of public records will be provided only upon payment of a copying fee as provided in Section V of the FOIA Rules. Copies of public records will not be mailed except upon pre-payment of a fee equal to the actual cost of postage and copying.

All notices and other communications relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the City's implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to:

Margaret Boyer
City Clerk
City of Lake Forest
220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

The City of Lake Forest Mission Statement:  "Be the best-managed, fiscally-responsible and appealing community and promote a community spirit of trust, respect and citizen involvement."

The Mayor and City Council oversee the City Manager, the City's Chief Administrative Officer.  The City Manager oversees the City Clerk, the Director of Community Development, the Director of Finance and IT, the Fire Chief, the Police Chief, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Director of Public Works, the Assistant City Manager and the Communications Manager.

The foregoing information is provided pursuant to Section 4(b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/4(b).



220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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