​​​​​​Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
 

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Freedom of Information Act – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records.  The foundation behind FOIA is that public entities, like the Kane County Sheriff's Office, operate on an open and transparent level.  ​
 
For additional details regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and your rights as they pertain to the Illinois State Statute – please visit the State of Illinois Attorney General Website.​​​ http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/Default.aspx
 
How to Submit a FOIA — The law provides for media, commercial businesses, and/or individuals to request documents and/or records via any one of the methods listed below.  Please be as specific as possible when describing the records that are to be requested.
 
​Complete the online FOIA Form
 
If using Email – include your name, preferred telephone number(s), and complete United States Postal Mail address.
 
​If using Fax – include your name, preferred telephone number(s), and complete United States Postal Mail address.
Fax:  630-513-6984
 
​​​If using United States Postal Mail
Kane County Sheriff's Office
Attn: FOIA Officer
37W755 Illinois Route 38, Suite A
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
 
If filing in person (Monday through Friday) Between the Hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Kane County Sheriff's Office
Attn: FOIA Officer
37W755 Illinois Route 38, Suite A
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
(Excluding Court Appointed Holidays)​
 
​FOIA Response and Time Frame — The FOIA Officer shall evaluate the submittal upon receipt of the request, as well as create and send a response to the requestor within five (5) business days. ​
 
Disclosure and Denials — The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is the records manager and may be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other applicable laws in certain situations, as well as may elect to redact exempt information.  Should your request be denied for any reason, the response shall cite the specific reason for the denial and provide the details on how submit a request for review.  A request for review must be submitted within sixty (60) calendar days of the denial of the FOIA Request.
 
Fees — There is no fee for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies.  The Kane County Sheriff’s Office requires a fee of fifteen cents (.15) per page for each page of a request that is more than fifty (50) pages.  The requestor must submit the fee prior to and/or before the Office will release the requested copies.
 
Ashley Hain, Office Manager
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
HainAshley@co.kane.il.us
630-208-2021 Office
630-513-6984 Fax