Can a FOIA request be denied?
Yes. Some information is considered private by FOIA standards and are therefore not released to the public. The Village Clerk’s Office will notify the requester within five (5) days of receiving the request that the information will not be made available to the public, the reason for the denial, and the staff member(s) who officially denied the request.

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1. What is a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request?
2. Has there been an update regarding laws pertaining to FOIA requests?
3. How do I make a FOIA request?
4. What’s the difference between a FOIA request for a general public record and a FOIA request for the Westmont Police Department?
5. Can a FOIA request be denied?
6. What is the charge for a FOIA request?
7. How long does the Village of Westmont have to respond to a FOIA request?

8. Can a denied FOIA request be appealed?