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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 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
Heather Spenard, Kris Beach, Susan Kinzie
HOURS TO INSPECT/REVIEW RECORDS
8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday
ACCESS TO RECORDS
This office encourages the public to submit requests for information via e-mail (Recorders@co.mchenry.il.us), personal delivery, or U.S. mail.
RECORDS AVAILABLE UPON IMMEDIATE REQUEST
- County Land Records
RECORDS ON FILE
- County Real Estate Records
- Plats of Subdivision
- Various Other Documents
TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET
Functions of the Recorder's Office are those provided by law (55 ILCS 5/3-5001).
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Phone: 815.334.4110 / Fax: 815.338.9612
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
McHenry County Administration Building
667 Ware Road, Room 109
Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County Recorder
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
Joe Tirio - McHenry County Recorder; Chief Deputy Recorder; 16 full-time employees