Transparency Center

DeKalb Township is committed to providing open and honest government. In that effort, the Township has created the “Transparency Center,” to allow easy access to the most commonly requested documents. While the Freedom of Information extends beyond what is available online, the Township makes all public records available for inspection.

Please take the opportunity to explore this section of our website, and if you still cannot find what you are looking for, please call 815-758-8282, to contact our Freedom of Information Officer, Jodie Peterson, who will assist you in locating the records you need access to.

Freedom of Information Act – Requesting Public Records

All public records in the office of DeKalb 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, (click here). To request public record from DeKalb Township, please submit in writing, (either via email, fax, or mail), a letter detailing the documents you are requesting to have access. The letter should be sent to our Freedom of Information Officer.

FOIA Officer:
Jennifer Jeep Johnson
DeKalb Township
2323 S. Fourth Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-758-8282
Fax: 815-758-0124

The requested public records that the individual is entitled to receive will be provided promptly; and except for unusual circumstances as permitted under the Freedom of Information Act, they will be made available within five working days from the date of receipt of the request. In the event that the request for records cannot be complied with, a written denial notice stating the specific reasons for the denial will be delivered to the person making the request. Any person denied access to inspect or copy any public records may appeal such denial by providing written notice of the appeal to the Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor at mail to:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois  62706

Public Records Fees

Information may be requested by electronic means or print. Single copies of public records are made available at no charge. However, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, a fee may be charged for providing copies of any other records or documents that exceed 50 pages, require color or oversized pages.  Shipping costs may be charged.

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