Office of the County Auditor - Pamela K. Palmer, McHenry County Auditor

Information Request: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below. Illinois law requires public bodies to comply with or deny a FOIA request within five business days, unless the time for response is extended for an additional five business days, as allowed under the law. A request for records to be used for a commercial purpose requires a public body to respond within 21 business days.

METHODS TO REQUEST INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RECORDS

Please complete the Online FOIA Request Form or you can download the form [PDF] and mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to the department for which the records are being sought.

Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA Officers to process your request more efficiently. (Illinois law does not require you to submit on the FOIA Request Form, but the request should be in writing). *Electronic records can be requested and will be provided, as allowed under the law.

COPY FEES (Some fees are regulated by state statutes)

  • First 50 pages are free (black & white, letter or legal size)
  • 15 cents per page thereafter (black & white, letter or legal size)
  • Actual costs of copying for color copies

FOIA OFFICERS

Pam Palmer & Luann Kanaly

HOURS TO INSPECT/REVIEW RECORDS

9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Monday through Friday

ACCESS TO RECORDS

Written request necessary

RECORDS AVAILABLE UPON IMMEDIATE REQUEST

  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Popular Annual Financial Report
  • Quarterly Financial Reports

(Note: All of the above reports are downloadable from the Auditor’s page of the County’s website)

RECORDS ON FILE

  • Financial Reports:
    • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
    • Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)
    • Quarterly Financial Reports
    • OMB Circular A-133 Single Audit Report
    • Annual Financial Report – filed with Illinois State Comptroller
    • Annual Circuit Clerk Audit Report
  • Continuing Financial Disclosures
  • Listings of County Expenditures
  • FOIA Requests and Denials
  • Capital Asset Inventory Reports
  • Report of 1099’s Issued

TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET

Complete County Budget available online.

FUNCTION

The functions of the Auditor’s Office are mandated under 55 ILCS 5/3-1001 through 1008 and include the following:

  • Monitor all internal financial operations of the County and serve as the general accountant of the County and keeper of its general accounts.
  • Audit all claims against the County and recommend payment or rejection by dated signature. This shall be achieved by auditing the documentation and basis for the amounts billed to the County, as maintained by County vendors, under agreements between the County and its vendors.
  • Collect, analyze and preserve statistical and financial information with respect to the cost of operations of the various County departments and facilities maintained, operated or owned by the County.
  • Report quarterly to the County Board the entire financial operations of the County including revenues anticipated and received, expenditures estimated or paid, and other pertinent information. The availability of these reports to the public will be published quarterly in a newspaper of general circulation in the County.
  • Audit the inventory of all real and personal property owned by the County under the control and management of the various officers and departments of the County.
  • Maintain a continuous internal audit of the operations and financial records of the officers, agents or divisions of the County.
  • Audit the receipts of all County officers and departments presented for deposit with the County Treasurer.
  • Maintain a file of all contracts entered into by the County Board and all authorized county officers, for or on behalf of the County.

CONTACT

Pamela Palmer
Phone: 815-334-4204 / Fax: 815-334-4621
Email: auditor@co.mchenry.il.us

Luann Kanaly
Phone: 815-334-4208 / Fax: 815-334-4621
Email: auditor@co.mchenry.il.us

OFFICE HOURS

8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

LOCATION

McHenry County Administration Building
667 Ware Road, Room 105
Woodstock, IL 60098

MAILING ADDRESS

McHenry County Auditor
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

EMPLOYEES

Pam Palmer - McHenry County Auditor and 5 other full-time employees

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