Freedom of Information Act Request

The City of Batavia is committed to the principles of open government and strives to provide information requested by the public in a timely manner. The City provides a large amount of frequently requested information on its website for ease of access to the public:

  • The City’s calendar contains links to all available meeting minutes and agendas going back to January of 2012. Each agenda in this section generally contains links with pdf copies of every piece of legislation under consideration and the staff memorandum describing that item.
  • Agendas for upcoming meetings (including links to items for discussion) are linked to the city’s homepage.
  • The city’s municipal code can be found online. Every effort is made to keep the online code up-to-date. But some very recently approved items may not yet be part of the document.

No special form is required to make a request, but your request will be able to processed optimally if your request contains the following information:

  • A detailed description of the information you are looking for
  • Multiple forms of contact information (ie email, phone, address, fax)
  • Your name and organization

The City is required by law to respond to your request within 5 business days in most circumstances. If you have any questions about our Freedom of Information Policy, you can contact us at 630-454-2000.

Use the following links to make a FOIA request:

*** Email Attachments NOT Accepted ***  
Due to security concerns, attachments in email requests will not be opened by City Staff. We ask that all requests be made in the body of the email. Thank you.  

Email - General Requests
Email - Community Development Requests (Permit, Zoning, and Similar Requests)
Email - Police Department Requests

  (While not necessary, this Police FOIA Form assists in accurately fulfilling requests for Police Records)