With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.




FOIA Requests

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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act is the Illinois Statute governing the inspection of public records. This Act provides for public inspection of records in the possession of the Village of Oak Lawn.  Exemptions also are provided to insure the confidentiality of certain records.

To Make a FOIA Request

Before you complete a Freedom of Information request, please check the Village's website for the information that you're seeking.


Finance Information

Village Ordinance

Police Arrest Information

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Zoning and GIS Information

Completed FOIA requests

Your Police Crash Report


The Village will respond within five business days after the request is received (starting with the first business day after a request is received).  In cases where additional time is necessary, a letter will be sent within the five business day period.  Any written request, faxed or submitted to the Village after business hours (normal business hours are considered to be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, holidays excluded) will be considered received on the next business day.


Click Here to Submit a FOIA


For Police FOIA requests without a copy of an ID attached, the FOIA officer will fully redact the information.

Written requests

Village of Oak Lawn

9446 South Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL  60453

Executive Offices:

Jane M. Quinlan, MMC

Village Clerk

Phone:  (708) 499-7742

Fax:  (708) 636-8606



Maps or plats


Per square foot

Police accident reports


Per report

Police accident reconstruction reports


Per report

Ambulance reports

Fire reports



Per report

Per report



Per photo (regular)

Fingerprinting up to 4 cards same affiliation



Videotape/CD/DVD Reproduction

Actual cost of tape, CD or DVD

Per incident

Voice log transcription to cassette tape or CD

Actual cost of tape

or CD

Per incident

Duplication of other village records


After 50 pages

Certification of records


Per certification

Bound zoning ordinance


Per page

Zoning map


Per map

Bound subdivision/development ordinance


Per page

Bound sign ordinance


Per page

Bound comprehensive plan


Per page

Bound rules/regulations of the board of fire/police commissioners


Per page

Request exceeding 8 hours of collecting data


After 8 hours


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