Freedom of Information Act

How to Request Information Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

  1. 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 Livingston County please refer to the department list below.
  2. Please make your request for records in writing. Livingston County does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. To submit electronically you must e-mail it to the appropriate department below. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, email, or in person. Click here for the FOIA Request form.
  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. For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first 50 pages are free, unless a different fee is otherwise fixed by statute. Any additional pages will be charged at .15 cents per page.
  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.
  7. Link to: Illinois FOIA

Livingston County will respond to all Freedom of Information Requests within five (5) business days.

Livingston County FOIA Officers

DepartmentDepartment HeadFOIA OfficerPhoneMailing AddressEmail Address
911/VCom/LivCom/ETSBRandy WittenbergRandy Wittenberg815-844-0911844 W. Lincoln Street,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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AssessorShelly RenkenShelly Renken815-844-7214112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Circuit Clerk - The Judicial Branch is exempt from FOIA. Please contact the Circuit Clerk's Office about court records.Circuit Clerk's Office815-844-2602110 N. Main Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
CoronerDanny WatsonDanny Watson815-844-6367P.O. Box 527,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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County Board OfficeAlina HartleyAlina Hartley815-844-6378112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
County Clerk and RecorderKristy MaschingKristy Masching815-844-2006P.O. Box 618,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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Finance, Budget & AuditJohn ClemmerJohn Clemmer815-844-6705112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Highway DepartmentClay MetcalfClay Metcalf815-842-11841705 S. Manlove Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Human ResourcesLinda DanielsLinda Daniels815-842-9350112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Judicial - The Judicial Branch is exempt from FOIA. Please contact the Circuit Clerk's Office about court records.Circuit Clerk's Office815-844-2602110 N. Main Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Mental Health BoardChristine MyersChristine Myers815-844-7708310 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Public Health DepartmentMaLinda HillmanMaLinda Hillman815-844-7174P.O. Box 650,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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SheriffSheriff Tony ChildressCapt. Michael Glowacki815-844-2774844 W. Lincoln Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
TreasurerBarbara SearBarbara Sear815-844-2306P.O. Box 50,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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Veterans AssistanceTom BaileyTom Bailey815-844-7378110 W. Water Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
Zoning Planning PermitsChuck SchoppChuck Schopp815-844-7741112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764email hidden; JavaScript is required
All Other FOIA RequestsKristy MaschingKristy Masching815-844-2006P.O. Box 618,
Pontiac, IL 61764
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