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What information is available?

All of the information listed below is already made available on the City’s website...

Is there a charge for a FOIA Request?

If receiving paper copies of request, the first fifty (50) 8 ½ X 11 inch black and white copies are...

How do I know if my request is for commercial purposes?

According to the Illinois FOIA Law "Commercial purpose" means the use of any part of a public record...

What is the response time for my FOIA request?

Commercial Requests - within 21 business daysNon-commercial requests - within 5 business...

Zoning Information

Zoning information can be easily obtained through these simple steps: First, visit the official...

How can I obtain an Accident Report?

Recently the DeKalb Police Department implemented a software program called Appriss effective...

Why do I have to use the FOIA system to submit a request?

You are not required to use the FOIA system to submit a FOIA request. FOIA requests will be accepted...

Outstanding, uncashed, stale dated checks and/or unreconciled payments

Before submitting a FOIA request and waiting on a response, search for outstanding, uncashed, stale...

How can I find out who own's a certain property?

DeKalb County Assessor keeps on file the address to which the property tax bill is...

Commercial Request Records

Before submitting a FOIA request and waiting for a response, you may enter the details of your...

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