Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all public bodies make their records available to the public, subject to certain exemptions. To make a request to inspect or copy public records, a FOIA request should be submitted to a designated FOIA Officer. The directory of designated FOIA Officers is included below and is listed by department. If you are not sure what department to submit your request to, you may submit it to any one of the designated FOIA Officers and he/she will forward it to the appropriate department or departments.
FOIA requests for police records should be sent or delivered in person to the Silvis Police Department at 1040 1st Avenue Silvis, Illinois 61282. Other requests should be sent or delivered in person to the City Clerks Office, 121 11th Street Silvis Illinois 61282.
The City will respond in one of the following ways within five business days of receipt of the request. Commercial requests however, may take up to 21 business days:
You have the right to appeal any denial to the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office at 500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706 or to the circuit court.
All City of Silvis FOIA REquests can be emailed to the following:
Jim Nelson, City Clerk/Freedom of Information Officer
Library FOIA requests: