Freedom of Information Act

Effective January 1, 2010
5 ILCS 140/1 et. seq.


PURPOSE
The purpose of the Will County Clerk’s Office is set forth by state statute at 55 ILCS 5/3-2003. The Will County Clerk’s office is dedicated to serving all the citizens of Will County in a professional and timely manner. It is the mission of our experienced, knowledgeable staff to provide friendly, accurate and efficient service to all our customers at our counter, by telephone or mail, or via the Internet at our website.

The functions and duties of the county clerk are as follows:

Chief Election Official for the County, County Records and Clerk of the County Board
FOIA Officer: Chuck Pelkie
E-mail:   elections@willcountyillinois.com

Tax Extension Department
FOIA Officer: Brit Hitchins
E-mail:   taxextension@willcountyillinois.com

Tax Redemption Department
FOIA Officer: Cindy Dean
E-mail:   taxredemption@willcountyillinois.com

Filing Public Documents and Other Services
FOIA Officer: Chuck Pelkie
E-mail:   coclrk@willcountyillinois.com

OFFICE LOCATIONS
Will County Office Building
302 N. Chicago Street

Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 740-4615
Fax: (815) 740-4699
coclrk@willcountyillinois.com

The Will County Clerk’s Office has 3 additional branch offices, but these locations do not accept FOIA requests.

EMPLOYEES
The Will County Clerk’s Office has a staff of 29 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

Although Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted via facsimile, e-mail through the Will County Clerk’s Office website, the office encourages the public to submit their requests via U.S. mail, hand delivery or courier to the following address: Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

Freedom of Information Act Request Form (PDF)

FEES

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Will County Clerk’s Office will charge the following fees:
(If a specific fee is set by statute, the statutory fee will be charged.)

Black and White copies (legal or letter size):
No fee for the first 50 pages, $0.15 for each additional printed page.

Color Copies:
8½ x 11 One-sided $0.14 per print – Two-sided $0.25 per print

8½ x 14 One-sided $0.15 per print – Two-sided $0.26 per print
11 x 17 One-sided $0.16 per print – Two-sided $0.27 per print

CD’s plus envelope: $0.25

Certification: $1.00 per record
Non-standard sized copies or those that must be commercially reproduced………………………………………………………….actual cost.

Due to the sensitive nature of certain information handled by this office, some documents may not be provided immediately upon request.