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Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that allows people access to documents and records. The law states that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records and the public body must provide those records, unless the records are exempt by law.

Before you submit a request

Check our website for the information you are looking for. 

How to submit a request

You may submit a FOIA request online. This will allow for the most efficient processing of your request. You may also download a request and submit it in writing to the City Clerk’s office via personal delivery, fax, email or mail.

Submit FOIA request to the FOIA Officer

Becky Barbour, Deputy City Clerk
City Hall
1100 Main Street, PO Box 1708
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
618-242-6867 (fax)

Are there fees to receive copies?

If the information is sent electronically it will be sent at no cost. For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first 50 pages are free, and any additional pages will be no more than 15 cents per page. For color copies or abnormal sized copies, the charge will be the actual cost of copying.


Contact Information

City Clerk Office
1100 Main Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 68264

Phone: (618) 242 - 6815
Fax: (618) 242 - 6867

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mary Jo Pemberton
City Clerk

Becky Barbour
Deputy City Clerk

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