Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS 140) that provides for a straight-forward, easy-to-use method for the public to gain access government records. Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the City of Naperville may submit a FOIA request. However, since many public records are already available on the City’s website, it may be unnecessary for you to file a FOIA request.
Submitting a FOIA Request
Online requests for City Clerk records and Police Department records may be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online by clicking the Submit a FOIA Request button on this page. Dedicated computers are available to the public to enter online requests at both the City Clerk’s Office and the Naperville Police Department and staff will be available to assist with submission of the request.
City Clerk's Office Records
Naperville Police Department Records
Frequently Requested and Exempt Documents
- Frequently Requested Documents:
- Building Permits Issued Statistics
- Statement of Open Accounts
- Documents Not Requiring a FOIA (PDF)
- Documents Exempt from FOIA (PDF)
Response Time Frames/Failure to Pick Up Records
Most FOIA requests are responded to within five (5) business days after receipt of the request with up to a five (5) business day extension. Other time frames apply to commercial requests and certain other FOIA requests per state statute. Time frames may also be negotiated by agreement. Requested records will be held for 60 days if the requester has indicated that they will be picked up.
Fees for FOIA Documents
Fees for Voluminous and Commercial FOIA requests are subject to alternate fee provisions.
- CD/DVD - $1
- Photo Proof Sheet - $1.35
- Accident Reports - $5
- Accident Reconstruction Reports - $20
- Paper copies (color) after the first 50 pages (first 50 pages free) - $0.15
- Paper copies (B/W) after the first 50 pages (first 50 pages free)- $0.05
- Plat - $0.50