FOIA

Hancock County works to maintain transparent processes and open communications with the community.  As part of that effort, a variety of information is available on the county’s website as well as in departmental offices.  We work to maintain compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which outlines how public organizations and their communities should share information.  For information concerning fees, please review section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Hancock County currently operates with a total of 87 full time employees, 36 part time employees and has an operating budget of $14,201,997.

FOIA Request
Request for public records must be made in writing.  If submitting a paper copy request, please send or deliver to the corresponding FOIA officer(s) and mailing address below.

FOIA OFFICER DEPARTMENT Contact Person Contact Address
911 Administrator Maria Hopp 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Ambulance Coordinator Terry Griffith 2005 E. US Highway 136, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Circuit Clerk John Neally 500 Main Street, PO Box 189, Carthage, Illinois 62321
County Board Rachel Mast 500 Main Street, PO Box 420, Carthage, Illinois 62321
County Clerk Kerry Asbridge 500 Main Street, PO Box 39, Carthage, Illinois 62321
County Coroner Kendall Beals PO Box 21, LaHarpe, Illinois 61450
County Sheriff Maria Hopp 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, Illinois 62321
County Treasurer Kristine Pilkington 500 Main Street, PO Box 248, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Health Department Amy Hall 671 Wabash Avenue, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Supervisor of Assessments Vernon “Dale” Bolton 500 Main Street, PO Box 444, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Supervisor of Highway Elgin Berry Hancock County Highway Dept
101 S. 1st Street, PO Box 379
Carthage, IL 62321

If the department you are seeking records for is not named above, you can send your request to Hancock County State’s Attorney, Rachel B. Mast, 500 Main Street, PO Box 420, Carthage, Illinois 62321.

For Information regarding Illinois Statute (5 ILCS 140/) Freedom of Information Act.
For information regarding Illinois Statute (5 ILCS 120/) Open Meetings Act.