McHenry County Department of Health

Information Request: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website and may not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please navigate this website using the tools on the homepage or Online Services page. If the property for which the records are sought is located in a municipality, please contact the municipality directly for obtaining the records. A list of municipalities and other agencies can be found here.

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

Michael Hill, Joseph Gugle and Maryellen Howell

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 email (health@co.mchenry.il.us) personal delivery or U.S. mail.

RECORDS AVAILABLE UPON IMMEDIATE REQUEST

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the information handled by this office, all requests must be reviewed by the FOIA Officers, except for information that is available through the Departments website (www.mcdh.info).

RECORDS ON FILE

  • Administration Division Files
  • Environmental Health Division Files
  • Veterinary Public Health (Animal Control) Division Files
  • Public Health Nursing Files

TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET

Complete County Budget available online.

FUNCTION

The function of the Health Department are those provided by law (55 ILCS 5/5-25001 et seq.). Click here for more information.

CONTACT

Phone: 815-334-4510 / Fax: 815-334-4635
Email: health@co.mchenry.il.us

OFFICE HOURS

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

LOCATION

Building A, Building B, Administrative, Environmental Health, TB, Clinics, Women and Children (WIC)
McHenry County Government Center
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Veterinary Public Health (Animal Control), Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), Clinics
100 North Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Cooperative Dental Clinic
237 Main Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

MAILING ADDRESS

McHenry County Department of Health
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

EMPLOYEES

McHenry County Department of Health Organizational Chart which includes 151 (FY 2010) full and part time positions.

BOARDS & ADVISORY COMMITTEES (as of March 2010)

  • Board of Health
  • Tuberculosis Board
  • Board of Health Hearing Committee
  • Animal Control Advisory Committee

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