ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION (2016-17)
The Village of Thomson maintains comprehensive rules and regulations implementing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act which provide procedures, instructions, and forms for obtaining Village public records.
All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records must be submitted to the Village in writing. The Village encourages Requestors to submit their requests on the convenient form provided by the Village, which is available at the Village Hall or by clicking here. The Village will review all written requests in any form. The Village will respond to each written request to inspect, copy, or certify public records in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Copies of public records will be provided upon payment of a copying fee, if applicable, as provided in Section IV (b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/4(b). If requested, copies of public records will be mailed after the Village receives payment of the actual cost of postage and copying.
Requests and other communications regarding Village records relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the Village’s implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Village of Thomson
P,O, Box 244
Thomson, IL 61285