Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Woodstock Public Library is a department of the City of Woodstock. How to File a Freedom of Information Act Request with the City of Woodstock

The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the City of Woodstock:

1)            Please make your request for records in writing.  The City of Woodstock does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose, although you may use the form below if you wish.  You may submit your written request in person or by mail, fax or email.

Please direct your request:

FOIA Officer – Jane Howie
City of Woodstock
121 West Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
FAX:  (815) 334-2269

2)            Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking.  Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of Records.  It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.  To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a Representative of the City of Woodstock, you may call the Office of the City Manager (815) 338-4301 to be directed to the proper person.

3)            Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to do either. 

4)            There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies.  For pages beyond 50, there is a .15-cent-per-page charge.

5)            You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees.  To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement in your written FOIA request:  “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.”  In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest – not simply your personal interest – and merits a fee waiver.

6)            Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.


Public documents available from the City of Woodstock include but are not limited to City Council Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, Contracts and Bid Documents, and correspondence, and other documents as necessary to conduct the business of the City.  Many of these documents are immediately available, depending upon age and location.

Above please find a link to the Organizational Chart for the City of Woodstock.

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy City Clerk at 815-338-4301 or


Woodstock Public Library FOIA.pdf231.03 KB
Rural Woodstock Public Library District FOIA.pdf120.72 KB