Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act

All Illinois municipalities - including the City of Carbondale - fall under the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Persons wishing to view or obtain copies of City records must submit a written request to view and/or receive copies of records and submit it to City Clerk Jennifer Sorrell, the City’s appointed Freedom of Information Officer.

To assist a requestor in submitting the required written request, the procedure of "How to Request Records" may be downloaded. The City has five working days to provide the records. Certain records are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. If the records are exempt, the requestor will be provided with the specific provision(s) in the Freedom of Information Act which makes them exempt. The Request for Records Fillable Form is available here.

Purpose - Budget - Office Locations - Employees
Board-Commission Members
Diagram of Functional Subdivision

Questions regarding the Freedom of Information Act may be addressed to Freedom of Information Officer Jennifer Sorrell at (618) 457-3280 or by e-mailing: .

Direct all request for the Fire Pension Fund to

Direct all request for the Police Pension Fund to

Direct all request for the Police Department (with the exception noted above) to



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