Freedom of Information Act Rules and Regulations

5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

The following information is being provided pursuant to Section 4(b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Act 5 ILCS 140/4(b).

All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records of the City of Oregon must be submitted to the City in writing. The City encourages requesters to submit their requests on a form available at City Hall and on the City’s website. The City shall review all written requests in any form. The City will review and respond to each written request in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Items Exempt from FOIA – FOIA – Exemptions


Request shall be submitted to: Freedom of Information Officer: FOIA Request form – City
General City FOIA Information
Darin DeHaan, City Administrator
City of Oregon
115 N 3rd Street
Oregon, IL. 61061
Phone: (815) 732-6321


Oregon Police Department Reports and Information: FOIA Request form – Police
Chief Shawn Melville
Oregon Police Department
115 N 3rd Street
Oregon, IL. 61061
Phone (815) 732-2803

Fees for copies of records are as follows:
Black and white copies (letter or legal size) No charge for 1st 50 pages
Between $.10 and $.15 per page thereafter
Certification: $1.00 each
Maps: cost to duplicate
Mailing: cost of postage

All fees must be paid prior to release of public records.

The City of Oregon will respond to every request within five (5) business days from the date of request unless the City requires an extension pursuant to Section 3(e) of the Act. If the request is for a commercial use, then the city has twenty-one (21) business days.

If an extension is requested or a request is denied, the City will notify the requester in writing stating the specific reason or reasons for the extension or denial.

LISTING OF PUBLIC RECORDS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: For any item not already on our website.

Board minutes, resolutions, franchises, contracts, city maps, comprehensive plan, biding specifications, polices, legal notices, liens, business licenses fees, liquor licenses fees, building permits fees, building inspection reports, worker’s compensation files, insurance costs, real estate, equipment and vehicles.