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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Request Information Under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Instructions For Requesting Information and Public Records

  1. Please make your request for records in writing. DuPage County does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose, however a form is available for your convenience. To submit the available form electronically you must save it to your computer then e-mail it to the appropriate department below. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, email or in person. If sending your request via email, use FOIA in subject line to identify your email as a FOIA request and to reduce the possibility of its being filtered as SPAM.
  2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of DuPage County please refer to the department list below.
  3. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to do either.
  4. For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first 50 pages are free, unless a different fee is otherwise fixed by statute. Any additional pages will be charged at .15 cents per page. Color and abnormal size copies will be charged the actual cost of copying.
  5. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: "I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request." In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest - not simply your personal interest - and merits a fee waiver.
  6. Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.

 

Please direct your request to the appropriate Department / Elected Office listed below.
Department / Elected OfficeFOIA Officer Contact Information
Animal Control  
Types of Records:Dog bite reports 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: William Babyar, Interim Director
FOIA Officer: Barbara Anthony
Phone: 630-407-2800    Fax: 630-407-2801
Mail to: 120 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAAnimalControl@dupageco.org 
Auditor  
Types of Records:Financial reports and other financial data, administrative resources, internal audit reports 

FOIA Request

Elected Official: Bob Grogan
FOIA Officer: Peter Balgemann
Phone: 630-407-6075    Fax: 630-407-6076
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAAuditor@dupageco.org 
Board of Review 
Types of Records:Property assessment appeals and Non-Homestead Exemptions 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Anthony Bonavolonta, Chairman
FOIA Officer: Craig Dovel
Phone: 630-407-5888    Fax: 630-407-5860
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIABoardofReview@dupageco.org 
Building & Zoning  
Types of Records:Building permits, zoning variances, code violations, environmental inspections & permits, solid waste and recycling data and all other related documents

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Nick Kottmeyer
FOIA Officer: Danna Mundall                                                                                    
Phone: 630-407-6700    Fax: 630-407-6702
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIABuildingandZoning@dupageco.org 
Clerk of the Circuit Court  

The Judicial Branch is not subject to FOIA

Elected Official: Chris Kachiroubas
Contact Person: Donna Bekas
Phone: 630-407-8577    Fax: 630-407-8575
Mail to: 505 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACircuitCourtClerk@18thjudicial.org
Community Services 
Types of Records:Community Development Completed Application; Project Compliance Documents; Case Management Client Files 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Mary Keating
FOIA Officer: Marge Fletcher
Phone: 630-407-6600    Fax: 630-407-6501
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACommunityServices@dupageco.org
Coroner  

Most records do not require submitting a FOIA request and are available by statute. Please contact the department directly for more information.

Elected Official: Richard Jorgensen
FOIA Officer: Pam Hansen / Gabrielle Vacala
Phone: 630-407-2600    Fax: 630-407-2601
Mail to: 414 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACoroner@dupageco.org 
County Board  

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: Daniel Cronin
FOIA Officer: Sally Karner
Phone: 630-407-6060    Fax: 630-407-6001
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACountyBoard@dupageco.org 
County Clerk  

Most records do not require submitting a FOIA request and are available by statute. Please contact the department directly for more information.

Elected Official: Paul Hinds
FOIA Officer: Kathy King
Phone: 630-407-5500    Fax: 630-407-5501
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACountyClerk@dupageco.org 
Division of Transportation  
Types of Records:Highway Permits and Plans; Traffic Signal Timing Info 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Christopher Snyder
FOIA Officer: Eva Hitchcock
Phone: 630-407-6900    Fax: 630-407-6901
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIADivisionofTransportation@dupageco.org 
DuPage Care Center  

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Janelle Chadwick, Administrator
FOIA Officer: Barbara Hyde
Phone: 630-784-4201    Fax: 630-784-4203
Mail to: 400 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIACareCenter@dupageco.org 
Election Commission 
Types of Records:Election Records; Election Results; Petitions/Statement of Candidacy; Objection to Petitions; Electoral Board Hearing Decisions; Referenda; Write In Candidate Lists; Poll Watcher Credentials Issued List; Candidate Withdrawal; Voter Records; Voter History; Voter Signature; Contracts; FOIA Spreadsheet; Board Meeting Minutes; Board Resolutions 

 

FOIA Request Form

interim Executive Director: Joseph H. Sobecki
FOIA Officer: Joseph H. Sobecki
Phone: 630-407-5600    Fax: 630-407-5630
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAElectionCommission@dupageco.org 
Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB)    

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Linda Zerwin
FOIA Officer: Linda Zerwin
Phone: 630-955-7743    Fax: 630-221-0025
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAEmergencyTelephoneSystemBoard@dupageco.org 
Facilities Management 
Types of Records:Historical Construction Project Info Related to County Facility Projects; Copies of Certified Payroll for Contractors Performing Work on Facilities Management Projects. 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Tim Harbaugh
FOIA Officer: Laura Grobe
Phone: 630-407-5665    Fax: 630-407-5701
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAFacilitiesManagement@dupageco.org 
Finance 
Types of Records:Bid Documents; Vendor Lists; Contract Information; Expenditure Details; Budget Information 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Paul Rafac
FOIA Officer: Kathy Ostrowski
Phone: 630-407-6116    Fax: 630-407-6102
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAFinance@dupageco.org 
Health Department 
Type of Records:Inspections for Restaurants, Day Cares, Pools, Spas, Tanning and Body Art; West Nile Virus Surveillance; Environmental Health Complaints; Property Records Regarding Permits, Tests, Well & Septic Systems 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Karen Ayala
FOIA Officer: Penny Chanez
Phone: 630-221-7660     Fax: 630-221-7661
Mail to: 111 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAHealth@dupagehealth.org 
Human Resources 
Types of Records:Certified payroll 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Margaret Ewing
FOIA Officer: Brandi Charlie-Lee
Phone: 630-407-6300    Fax: 630-407-6301
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAHumanResources@dupageco.org 
Information Technology 
Types of Records:Contract and/or bids regarding IT; GIS data and/or maps 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Donald Carlsen
FOIA Officer: Sarah Godzicki
Phone: 630-407-5037    Fax: 630-407-5001
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAInformationTechnology@dupageco.org 
Office of Homeland Security/Emergency Mgmt 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: William Babyar
FOIA Officer: John Nebl
Phone: 630-682-7925    Fax: 630-682-7931
Mail to: 418 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAOfficeofHomelandSecurityandEmergencyManagement@dupageco.org 
Public Defender 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Jeff York
FOIA Officer: Melissa Buckardt
Phone: 630-407-8300    Fax: 630-407-8310
Mail to: 503 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAPublicDefender@dupageco.org 
Public Works 
Types of Records:Sewer and Water Permit Info, Maps, Plans, and Operational Info; Special Service Area Info; Drainage Project Info (unincorporated areas only) 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Nick Kottmeyer
FOIA Officer: Angela Bendinelli
Phone: 630-407-6805    Fax: 630-407-6701
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAPublicWorks@dupageco.org 
Recorder of Deeds 
Types of Records:Business Records; Office Procedures & Policies 

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: Fred Bucholz
FOIA Officer: Craig Loveless, Assistant Recorder/Legal
FOIA Officer: Anthony Manzzullo, Chief Deputy
Phone: 630-407-5400    Fax: 630-407-5300
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIARecorderofDeeds@dupageco.org 
Regional Office of Education 

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
FOIA Officer: Dr. Olga Rammer 
Phone: 630-407-5771    Fax: 630-407-5802
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAROE@dupage.k12.il.us. 
Sheriff 
Types of Records:Arrest records; Order of Protection; Fire Investigation Task Force records; Accident Reports; Incarceration Records 

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: John Zaruba
FOIA Officer: Kent Kouba #111
Phone: 630-407-2271    Fax: 630-407-2263
Mail to: 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIASheriff@dupagesheriff.org 
Sheriff's Merit Commission 
Types of Records:Minutes 

 

FOIA Request Form

Appointed Official: Tony Reyes
FOIA Officer: Patricia Weber
Phone: 630-407-6221    Fax: 630-407-6301
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAMeritCommission@dupageco.org 
State's Attorney 

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: Robert Berlin
Contact Person: Greg Vaci
Phone: 630-407-8200    Fax: 630-407-8201
Mail to: 503 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAStatesAttorney@dupageco.org 
Supervisor of Assessments 
Types of Records:Property tax exemptions 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Craig Dovel
FOIA Officer: Craig Dovel
Phone: 630-407-5858    Fax: 630-407-5860
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIASupervisorofAssessments@dupageco.org 
Treasurer 
Types of Records:County Taxes; Inheritance Tax; Unclaimed Monies 

 

FOIA Request Form

Elected Official: Gwen Henry
FOIA Officer: Venessa Lopatka
Phone: 630-407-5950
Fax: 630-407-5591
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIATreasurer@dupageco.org 
Veterans Assistance Commission 

 

FOIA Request Form

Department Head: Joseph Craig
FOIA Officer: Joseph Craig
FOIA Officer: Steve Fixler
FOIA Officer: Bill Brophy
Phone: 630-407-5655    Fax: 630-407-5656
Mail to: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIAVeteransAssistanceCommission@dupageco.org 
If you do not know what department maintains the records you are seeking, please complete and submit a FOIA request form to:


Department Head: Margaret Ewing
FOIA Officer: Brandi Charlie-Lee
Phone: 630-407-6300    Fax: 630-407-6301
Mail to: Human Resources Office, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
Email:FOIA@dupageco.org

 

Please when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of DuPage County please refer to the department list below.



Information to Consider Prior to Submitting Your Request

The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website, or by contacting the department directly, and may not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. You can learn more about each department by going to the FOIA Request Instructions and Forms page.

If the property for which the records are sought is located in a municipality, please contact the municipality (village, city, town) directly to obtain the records.