Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Land Use Department

Public Policy and Legislative Intent

Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest.

How to submit a FOIA request

A FOIA request can be submitted in person, via facsimile, via mail, via e-mail, or by some other means of mail delivery service.  The request needs to be filled out on the Freedom of Information Request Form provided.

Will County Land Use Department FOIA Officer
Colin Duesing
815-774-3321 (phone)
815-774-7908 (fax)

Purpose, Budget, and Number of Employees

Personnel of the Will County Land Use Department are charged by the County Executive and the County Board to serve as the citizens' land use stewards, providing guidance and assistance for the lifecycle development of the built and natural environments within unincorporated and, in some instances, incorporated portions of the County. The individual and collective efforts of Land Use team members accomplish this charge through efficient and effective planning, regulatory and procedural systems that are applied in a transparent, consistent, equitable and courteous manner. The Will County Land Use Department employs 52 people and has an annual budget exceeding $15 million.

Readily available documents

The Land Use Department does not have any documents that can be disclosed immediately upon request.