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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website and may not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please navigate this website using the tools on the homepage or view Public Records page. If the property, for which the records are sought, is located in a municipality, please contact the municipality directly for obtaining the records.

If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below. Illinois law requires public bodies to respond or deny to FOIA requests within five days. The time for response can be extended for an additional five working days, as allowed under the law.

Methods to Request Information and Public Records

Please complete a FOIA Request Form and mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to the department for which the records are being sought. (See FOIA Officer Directory below).

Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA officers to process your request more efficiently. (Illinois law does not require you to submit on a standard form, but the request should be in writing).

Copy Fees:

  • First 50 pages are free (black & white)
  • 15 cents per page thereafter (black & white)
  • Actual costs of copying for color copies

*Electronic records can be requested and will be provided, as allowed under the law.

​Department ​FOIA Officer Contact Information ​FOIA Request Form
Chief County Assessment Office Meghan Topp
Phone: 847.377.2192
Fax: 847.984.5773
Mail: Chief County Assessment Office, 18 North County St., 7th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
FOIA Request Form
Coroner Kathy Needham
Phone: 847.377.2200
Fax: 847.984.5770
Mail: 26 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085
FOIA Request Form​
County Administrator ​Jennie Vana
Phone: 847.377.2550
Fax: 847.984.5732
Mail: 18 North County St., 9th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
​County Board Office Blanca Vela Schneider
Phone: 847.377.2300
Fax: 847.984.5675
Mail:18 North County St., 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
County Clerk ​Jessie Harryman
Phone: 847.377.2265
Fax: 847.984.5781
Mail: 18 N County St, Rm 101, Waukegan, IL 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
​Emergency Management Agency Kent McKenzie
Phone: 847.377.7100
Fax: 847.377.7015
Mail: 1303 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048
​​​FOIA Request Form​
Finance and Administrative Services Joy Rice
Phone: 847.377.2163
Fax: 847.984.5904
Mail: 18 N. County St., 9th Floor,  Waukegan, IL 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
Health Department ​Jerry Nordstrom
Phone: 847.377.8000
Fax: 847.984.5731
Mail: 3010 Grand Ave., Waukegan, Illinois 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
Human Resources Paula Devore
Phone: 847.377.2700
Fax: 847.984.5842
Mail: 18 North County St., 7th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
​​​FOIA Request Form​
Information Technology/GIS Jill Treu
Phone: 847.377.2626
Fax: 847.984.5772
Mail: 18 N. County St., 8th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
FOIA Request Form​
​Planning, Building and Development Margo Nelson
Phone: 847.377.2124
Fax: 847.984.5854
Mail: 500 W. Winchester, Libertyville, IL 60048
​​FOIA Request Form​
Public Works ​Phil Perna  
Phone: 847.377.7124
Fax: 847.984.5778
Mail: 650 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048
​​FOIA Request Form​
Purchasing Division Joy Rice
Phone: 847.377.2163
Fax: 847.984.5904
Mail: 18 N. County St., 9th Floor,  Waukegan, IL 60085
​​FOIA Request Form​
Recorder of Deeds Michelle McPherson
Phone:  847.377.2575
Fax: 847.984.5860
Mail: 18 N. County St., 2nd Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Recorder's Office FOIA
Regional Office of Education Roberta Biederer  
Phone: 847.665.0590
Fax: 847.543.7832
Mail: 800 Lancer Lane, Suite E-128, Grayslake, IL 60030
​​FOIA Request Form​

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)

Lorin Buchta 
Phone: 847.336.9340
Mail: 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee, IL  60031
​SWALCO FOIA
Sheriff's Office Sgt. Anthony Parisi
Phone: 847.377.4000
Fax:  847.984.5974
Mail: 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085
​​FOIA Request Form​
Stormwater Management Commission ​Mike Warner
Phone: 847.377.7700
Fax: 847.984.5747
Mail: 500 W. Winchester, Libertyville, IL 60048
​​FOIA Request Form​
​Division of Transportation Al Giertych
Phone: 847.377.7400
Fax: 847.984.5888
Mail: 600 Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL  60048
​​FOIA Request Form​
Treasurer's Office Don Schneider
Phone: 847.377.2030
Fax: 847.984.5911
Mail: 18 N. County St. Rm. 102, Waukegan, IL 60085
FOIA Request Form​
Veteran's Assistance Michael Peck
Phone: 847.377.3344
Fax: 847.984.5776
Mail: 20 S. Martin Luther King Ave, Waukegan, IL  60085
​​FOIA Request Form​
Workforce Development Eva Locke
Phone: 847.377.3456
Fax: 847.984.5729
Mail: 1 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085
​​FOIA Request Form​


Please submit your request directly to the FOIA officer for the department that you are seeking records
. If you DO NOT know what department to direct your request, you can submit the request to:

Lake County Communications
FOIA Officer Jennie Vana
Phone: 847.377.2550
Fax: 847.984.5732
Mail: Lake County Administrator’s Office, 18 North County St., 9th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085

Contact Information

18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:30

Ph. 847.377.2000

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