Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

“Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under an exemption which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.” - foia.gov

Requesting a Public Record

A person requesting to inspect or obtain copies of public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the Village of Clinton must do so in writing. Written requests for public records may be submitted in person or by mail to the Village Office. Requests may also be submitted electronically by facsimile and e-mail. Upon their receipt, requests for public records shall be promptly forwarded to the FOIA Coordinator for processing. For more information, refer to the FOIA Policy below.

Processing a Request

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the person making the request, within 5 business days of receipt of a FOIA request the Village will issue a response. If a request is received by facsimile, e-mail or other electronic transmission, the request is deemed to have been received on the following business day. For more information, refer to the FOIA Policy below.