Access to Public Documents

Freedom of Information
The Village Clerk serves as the Freedom of Information Officer. Requests for information can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Village Clerk Hannah Lindner.
Mail to: The Village of Bull Valley, 1904 Cherry Valley Road, Bull Valley, IL 60098.
Fax to: 815-459-4791. Email
The office phone number is 815-459-4833.

The Village of Bull Valley is an incorporated municipality in McHenry County Illinois that represents the residents of the municipality in the interest of their health, welfare and safety.  The Village is small, with a population of 1077 in the 2010 census, but spread out over and area of 7.3 square miles. It has one Village Hall in an historic 1800’s Georgian style residence that was formerly home to the first family to settle in the area. It currently has three full time employees, six part-time employees, and an operating budget of approximately $1 million.

The structure of the Village consists of:
President and Board of Trustees
Village Administrator and Village Clerk
Public Works Supervisor/Road Department/Parks Department
Police Captain/Police Department
Planning and Zoning Commission

Public documents are available for viewing by appointment with the FOIA officer during regular business hours. The first 50 pages of copies requested are provided free; copies over 50 pages are $0.15 per page. Color and oversize copies are provided at actual cost. Digital copies are provided at fees established by section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act.

The following is a list of some of the types or categories of documents maintained by the Village:
The Village Comprehensive Development and Preservation Plan
Village Municipal Code of Ordinances
Village Policies
Annual Budgets and Audits
Minutes of monthly meetings
Plats, plans and zoning records