Public Records

& the Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Officer

Brian Melton

City Administrator

200 West Main Street
Morrison, IL 61270-2400


M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS 140/1) that, essentially, is a mechanism that supports the openness and transparency of government. As the Act states, "all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials ..."

The City of Morrison seeks to comply with the standards set by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

It is the policy of the City of Morrison to respond to all requests for public documents in a timely manner. All public records are housed at the Municipal Building (City Hall) and can be inspected on the premises. Access to said records can be obtained either by oral or written request of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer. Written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer, 200 West Main Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, and shall specify in particular the records requested for disclosure and/or copy. Should certified copies be required, you must so indicate in your request and specify which records are to be certified. Fees for any records requested, are charged in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act.  The City Administrator is the FOIA Officer.  Requests can be emailed to: Brian Melton, faxed to 815-772-4291, mailed to City Hall or dropped off in person.