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

Municipal Center
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5300 EMAIL:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Naperville Police Department Records

1350 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 420-6666 FAX: (630) 305-4052 EMAIL:

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Frequently Requested and Exempt Documents

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

More Information

For additional information regarding FOIA, see the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office website.