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Freedom of Information Act

 

This page was created to assist our citizens and commercial entities on how to request public records and documents from the City of Rockford
The City of Rockford's FOIA Request Form, Documentation, and Policies

*Please download and use the most recent FOIA Request Form when submitting FOIA Requests
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*Note for Email Submissions we strongly recommend you have Adobe Reader 9 installed on your system and that you follow the instructions below
1)The FOIA Request Form is properly annotated with a Date and Time so you’ll know when the form was last updated. 

2)Do not rename the FOIA Request Form you're sending to the City.  You can rename a copy of the FOIA Request Form and save it on your system, however the copy you’re sending to the City, leave the name as is.  Also avoid using FoxIt Reader or Mac Preview to submit and/or save your FOIA Requests, as we cannot gaurantee document stability when our FOIA Request Form is saved with FoxIt Products (use Adobe Reader instead).

pdfIcon FOIA Request Form (PDF 110K) Last Updated: 10.17.2011 10:00am
Fill out the FOIA Request Form (above) and email it to the address(es) provided on the Form or use the guide below.

If you use gmail, yahoo mail, or any other web based email client please read these instructions.

pdfIcon Index of Categories of Public Records (PDF 18MB) (Please be patient.  This document may take several minutes to load depending on your connection speed.)

 

pdfIcon 5 ILCS 140-4 Description of the City of Rockford (PDF 600K)

pdfIcon 5 ILCS 140-4b (PDF 10K)

pdfIcon List of Documents Disclosed upon Request (PDF 12K)

pdfIcon Attorney General's FOIA FAQ Document (PDF 53K)


Guide - Sending Requests for Public Records (Using a Web Based Email Client/Application)

pdfIcon Instructions - Sending a FOIA Request using a Web-Based Email Client/Program


Guide - Sending Requests for Public Records (Using an Installed Email Client/Progam)

  1. Fill out the FOIA Request Form above
  2. Save the FOIA Request Form
  3. Print a copy of the FOIA Request Form for your records
  4. On the saved FOIA Request Form, click the "Send Form" button, located on the last page of the form. This will attach your form to an email message and automatically fill in the mail recipient.
  5. Email the saved FOIA Request Form to the City of Rockford using the provided emails on the form (email addresses will dynamically appear based upon FOIA Records Requested) or use the guide below

    Note: When you click on the "Send Form" button within the FOIA Request Form your default email program will open and you must manually click Send within your email program for the form to reach the City of Rockford.

    As an alternative you can print out the FOIA Request Form, fill it out, and drop it off at any Department at City Hall.
If your requesting information on the following topics use the provided email address to send the form to.
Arrest
Incident
Case
Police
Investigation
Traffic
Accident
Hit and Run
PDRECSFOIA@rockfordil.gov
ADA
Carbon Monoxide
EMS
Fire
Burning
Smoke
Sprinklers
Underground Storage Tanks
9-1-1/911
FDFOIA@rockfordil.gov
RecordsCAFR
Proposed Budget
Final Budget
List of licensed businesses (not including owner’s names)
Tabs from awarded bids
FNFOIA@rockfordil.gov
ADA
AFSCME
Benefits
COBRA
Compensation
Demographics
EEO
Employees
FLSA
FMLA
FSA
Human Resources
IMRF
Life Insurance
PBPA
Pension
Personnel
Rules and Regulations
Training
Union
Wages
Workers Comp
HRFOIA@rockfordil.gov

Stoplight
Traffic Light/Signal
Street Light
Plans
Water
Street
Manhole
Inlet
Storm Drain
Snow
Pothole
Crosswalk
Striping
Graffiti
Construction
Traffic
Detours
Sidewalk
Blueprints
Drawings
Grass
Weeds
Mowing
Hydrant
Well
Tree
Arborist
Flood
Signs
Parking
Parking Lots
Right-of-way
Driveway
Drainage
Storm Sewer
Median
Corridor Plan
Vaults
Detention/Retention Pond
Creeks/Streams/Ditch
Bridge
Permits (non-building)

PWFOIA@rockfordil.gov
Mayor
City Council
Proclamations
LGFOIA@rockfordil.gov

Acquisition
Agreement
Annexation
Arbitration
Bankruptcy
Bonds
Council
Clerk
Claim
Committee
Contract
Damage
DUI
Influence
Foreclosure
Franchise
Grievance
Intergovernmental Labor
Research
Drafting
Legal
Law
Lawsuit
Legislation
Interpretation
Liability
Lien
Liquor
Litigation
Minutes
Negotiation
Meeting
Open
Ordinance
Traffic
Prosecution
Referendum
Tickets

LGFOIA@rockfordil.gov

Building permits
Electrical permits
Plumbing permits
Mechanical permits
Demolition permits
Fence permits
Sign permits
Zoning
Certificates of Occupancy
Sanitation
Garbage
Trash
Neighbor Complaints
Neighborhood Complaints
Code Enforcement
Property Complaint
Property Standards
Zoning
Zoning Violations
Plumbing Inspection
Building Inspection
Mechanical Inspection
Building Permits
Mapping
Planning
Economic Development
New Business
TIF
Tax Increment Finance District
River Edge District
Enterprise Zone
Focus Areas
Neighborhood Development
Property Assistance
Residential Repairs
Home Repairs
Home Purchasing
Down Payment Assistance
Land Use
Weeds
Clean-up

CDFOIA@rockfordil.gov

Advocacy
Head Start
Child Care Feeding
Circuit Breaker
Community Action Agency
Community Services Block Grant
Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Fair Housing
Family Literacy
Family Resources
Illinois Association Community Action Agencies
Weatherization
Landlord Tenant Information
Lead Paint Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Outreach Services
Policy Council
Self-Sufficiency
Scholarship Program
Summer Food

HSFOIA@rockfordil.gov

Page last updated: 5/17/2013 10:24:08 AM

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