Freedom of Information

Disclose of Public Records

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) the village will disclose public records within 21 days after the receipt of the Request Form for all requests made for commercial purposes, and within five business days for all other requests, unless the applicable response period is extended as provided by law or the request is denied.

All extensions and denials will be in writing and will state the reasons therefore. The requester may seek review of a denial by the Public Access Counselor of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Judicial review of a denial is available under Section 11 of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILSC 140/1 et seq. For more detailed information, please consult the Village of Chicago Ridge Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which are available from the freedom of information officer.

Request Form

Pick up Freedom of Information request form at the Village Hall or download it.

Submit the completed and signed form in person or by mail to:
Chicago Ridge Village Hall
10455 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Attn: Freedom of Information

You may also e-mail your request to:

Village/Fire Department Records:
Police Department Records:

A completed form can also be submitted via e-mail.

Ambulance Reports

Ambulance reports are also subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Anyone requesting records pertaining to transportation or assistance by an ambulance in our Village must fill out the FOIA request form along with medical release forms. These forms have been prepared as a packet, and are also available for pick-up at the Village Hall or to download.These may be submitted to our office in person, by mail, via e-mail or fax them to our office. 

Records Fees

File or Service
Black and White Copies

1-50 Pages is Free
Additional Pages are $0.15 Each
Large Format Prints/PDF Scans  Actual cost
Electronic Media (CD, DVD, Flash Drive)  Actual Cost
Fire/Ambulance Report  No charge
Accident Report
Purchase ay (fee applies)
Zoning Map $30.00 for Large Prints
$15.00 for Small Prints
Incident Report No charge
Comprehensive Zoning Plan / Book
Mailing Service
Cost of Postage

Records Available On Demand

Online Resources