Freedom of Information Act (FOIA Requests)

Illinois Freedom of Information Act is intended to guarantee citizens access to all government records in whatever form they are maintained while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy of individual citizens. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.  For general questions regarding the Park District, email us at info@dtpd.org, or call (847) 428-7131.

Requests can be submitted via the following means:

  • Drop-off or Mail:
    Freedom of Information Officer at Dundee Township Park District
    665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, IL 60110
  • Email: foia@dtpd.org
  • Fax: (847) 551-4302
  • Requests can also be submitted using the FOIA Request Form. The form is provided as a convenience but is not required to be used.

FOIA Request Form

FOIA Officers 

The Dundee Township Park District appointed FOIA Officers are Dave Peterson, Executive Director and Ross Bertone, Deputy Director. Their responsibilities include receiving information requests from the public and sending responses in compliance with FOIA.

Dave Peterson, Executive Director | (847) 428-7131 x4001 | davepeterson@dtpd.org

Ross Bertone, Deputy Director | (847) 4285-7131 x4005 | rbertone@dtpd.org

For more information about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, please visit the Attorney General’s website

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures/Rules 

The following procedures/rules have been established to assist in the access of District records.

Request for Inspection of Records 

  1. A written request (preferably on the District supplied form) must be submitted to a Freedom of Information Officer at Dundee Township Park District, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, IL 60110, or emailed to foia@dtpd.org.
  2. The written request must specifically delineate the type of records requested for inspection.
  3. The District will respond to the written request for records within five business days of receipt of the written request and within 21 business days for commercial requests. The District may seek an extension of time as provided in the FOIA 3(e).
  4. The District within the designated time period will contact the requestor to determine a date and time for inspection or will send a letter to the requestor denying the request. The denial letter will explain the reason for denial, will give the name and title of the person responsible for the denial and will explain the appeal process.
  5. The District’s FOIA Officer is: Dave Peterson (Executive Director), contact telephone number: (847) 428-7131 x4001.

Inspection of Records 

Records will be inspected at the Administration Building, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, IL 60110 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday during days the office is normally open for business.

  1. Records will be inspected in the presence of a FOIA Officer or their designee.
  2. Records may only be inspected on any one occasion for no more than one hour. If additional time is required, another inspection date will be determined.
  3. The requestor may receive copies of the records. The following fee schedule applies:
    1. Paper copies:
      1. Black/white letter/legal: first 50 copies at no charge. Copies over 50 are
        15 cents per page side.
      2. Black/white larger than legal or letter are 15 cents per page side.
      3. Color copies are 15 cents per page side.
    2. Compact Disc, if applicable: $1.00 per disc.
    3. Cassette Tape, if applicable: $1.50 per tape.
    4. Electronic copies (if available): no charge

Certification of Records 

  1. If the requestor requires certification of records the District will present the requestor a certificate that will state the following:
    1. A list of the records.
    2. Who determined the records as authentic.
    3. Where records were located.
    4. Date and time when records were authenticated.
    5. Contain the authenticator’s signature.
  2. The certificate will have the District’s seal placed upon it and the authenticator’s signature will be notarized.
  3. The cost of certifying records is $1.00.

Appeal of Response 

  1. The requestor has the right to appeal the District’s response to any request.
  2. Appeals may be filed with the State of Illinois Public Access Counselor at:
    Public Access Counselor
    Illinois Attorney General Office
    500 S. 2nd Street
    Springfield, IL 62701
    877-299-3642
    Fax: 217-782-1396
    publicaccess@atg.state.il.us
  3. The requestor also has the right to file suit for injunctive or declaratory relief in the Circuit Court of Kane County.