Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy governmental records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies may elect to, or are required by law to, withhold government records from the public. The Village of Mt. Zion supports a transparency within our local government.
Submitting a FOIA Request
Any person, business, or organization requesting records from the Village of Mt. Zion under the Freedom of Information Act shall make a request by completing a FOIA Request form, or any other written form and presenting it to:
Village of Mt. Zion
1400 Mt. Zion Parkway
Mt. Zion, IL 62549
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by fax 217-864-5935 or by email to any Village employee.
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/6, "agencies may charge fees that are reasonably calculated to reimburse its actual cost for reproducing and certifying public records". First 50 pages are free. For more than 50 pages, the fee is $0.15 per page and must be paid in full before the information is released. The charge to a requestor for copies of any abnormal size documents or abnormal document format is the actual cost to produce that document.