Requesting Records and Information - City of Galena

Requesting Records and Information

The City of Galena complies with the standards set by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  It is the policy of the City of Galena to fill all requests for public documents in as timely a fashion as possible.
In order to assist you and have a record of your request, we ask that all requesters complete a FOIA Request Form. Requests can be made by letter, telephone, fax, or email.  
By law, the maximum time to produce the information for routine requests is five business days; commercial requests are 21 business days.  In rare cases, you will be notified, in writing, if an extension is needed.  Some information may be denied; this notification will be in writing. There is an appeals process.  The City Attorney will assist you in explaining the appeals process.
Original documents may be viewed. If a copy request is over 50 pages, copies are fifteen cents a page.
City Council minutes are available on our website.  The public has a right to information produced by their government with certain privacy limitations (5ILCS 140/1). It is the policy of the City to provide assistance in obtaining this information.
Note: when you submit a FOIA request, your information becomes public record.
FOIA Officer Contact Information
Mary Beth Hyde
P  815.777.1050
F  815.777.3083
The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website or by contacting the City of Galena department or office directly, and most likely will not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  Please visit the Staff Directory webpage for a directory of offices and departments.


The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
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The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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