Freedom of Information

The City Clerk's Office handles all FOIA Requests submitted to the City of Peoria, and the Peoria Police Department handles FOIA Requests pertaining to the Police Department, in accordance with Illinois State Statute.

Requests will receive a response within 5 days, and Commercial Requests will receive a response within 21 days.

Peoria PoliceOnline FOIA Request submissions through JustFOIA allows the requestor to determine the status of the request, receive documents through the online portal, and provides an option to create an account to better track all requests.

Submit a FOIA Request

Submit online FOIA Request to the City of Peoria or the Peoria Police Department

FOIA Requests can also be submitted using the following methods:

Police Department Requests

  • Email FOIA Request to police
  • Fax to 309-494-8440
  • Mail addressed to the Peoria Police Department:
    Peoria Police Department - ATTN: Records-FOIA
    600 SW Adams Street
    Peoria, IL 61602
  • In-person at the Front Information Office at the Peoria Police Department at the address listed above.

City of Peoria Requests

  • Email City Clerk Stefanie Tarr
  • Fax the City Clerk's Office at 309-494-8574
  • Mail addressed to the City Clerk's Office:
    Peoria City Clerk - FOIA
    419 Fulton Street - Suite 401
    Peoria, Illinois 61602
  • In-person at the City Clerk's Office at the address listed above
    Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, except holidays


City Employees, FOIA Officers & Contact Information

City of Peoria - Building Locations

Fees Applicable to FOIA Requests

  • Certification of Records: $1 each
  • Document Copies:
    • Black and White
      • less than fifty pages - no charge
      • $0.10 per side for any document over fifty pages
    • Color: $0.50 per side
  • Traffic Crash Reports (redacted): $5 (Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 11-416)
  • Accident Reconstruction Fee: $20 (Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 11-416)
  • Blueprints: actual cost of reproduction
  • Photographs:
    • $2 per page, Glossy Photo Paper, 8.5 inches by 11 inches
    • $1 per page, LaserJet Brilliant White, 8.5 inches by 11 inches
    • $0.10 per page, Plain 8.5 inches by 11 inches, Black and White
    • $0.50 per page, Plain 8.5 inches by 11 inches, Color
    • All others: actual cost of reproduction
  • Microfilm: actual cost of reproduction
  • Booklets or other items specially produced by the City: all material costs
  • Booklets or other items specially produced by a commercial firm: actual charge to the City from the printer divided by the number of copies printed
  • CD or other media storage device: actual cost of reproduction
  • Voluminous Requests:140 ILCS 6/D (6)(A-5)
    • A request of more than 500 pages, or more than 5 categories of records:
      • PDF Records:
        • $20 for 0 to 80 Megabytes
        • $40 for 80 to 160 Megabytes
        • $100 for 160-plus Megabytes
      • Non-PDF Records:
        • $20 for 0 to 2 Megabytes
        • $40 for 2 to 4 Megabytes
        • $100 for 4-plus Megabytes

FOIA Response Time Requirements

Within 5 business days after receipt of a request, the body must reply either with the copies, an "extension notification" for no more than 5 additional business days or a denial. Failure to reply is considered a denial.

The extension is available if the request falls into one of the listed categories of section 140/3(e) of the Act which include a request in "categorical terms," one requiring the collection of a substantial number of records, and one which cannot be done within the initial 5 business days without unduly burdening or interfering with the operation of the public body.

Index of Records & Additional Information

City of Peoria Overview

The City of Peoria was incorporated in 1845. The City of Peoria is a home-rule municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with services including, but not limited to: police, fire, public works, recreation, building, planning, zoning and code enforcement.

Refer to Human Resources for City Staffing information.