Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests

Any person requesting records of the Village of Palos Park may make such a request either in person, orally, or in writing at the Kaptur Administrative Center located at 8999 West 123rd Street. Such request should be made to Cathy Gabel, FOIA Officer at such address and if she is not present in person, you should see Kathi May, Deputy FOIA Officer. Another method would be by mailing, faxing, or emailing a written request to either Cathy Gabel or Kathi May specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Kaptur Administrative Center. If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

Fees


The fees for such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:
  • First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies, no cost.
  • Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal, actual cost to $0.15.
  • Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium.
  • Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.
  • Costs of certifying a record will be $1.

Records


Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Village, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.