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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).

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Rock Falls FOIA

To access public records from the City of Rock Falls, download and complete our FOIA form. Please print and submit your requests with any required payment (see below) to the City Clerk’s office at 603 W. 10th Street.

You will need  Adobe Acrobat  to open and use this form.

Records requests for the Freedom of Information Act have the following costs associated with them:

  • Records/maps (8.5″ x 11″): First 50 pages are free, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Records/maps greater than (8.5″ x 14″) irregular size or color: Actual cost of processing
  • Certified copy of documents: $3.00 each.
  • Accident reports: $5.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Incident reports: $2.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Subpoena: $20.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages are $.15 each.
  • Photo CD: $5.00 each.
  • Color Photos: Color Photos will be the actual cost of processing.