Department FOIA Contacts

  • Animal Control FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Animal Control Office:
    • Investigates animal welfare cases and animal bite cases
    • Enforces rabies control and stray animal control
    • Facilitates pet registration/licensing fees
    • Runs the Pet Population Program, microchipping clinics, and an adoption program
  • Assessment Office FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Assessment Office instructs and assists the elected township assessors in order to promote uniformity of assessments throughout the different townships. In addition, the Assessment office handles a variety of administration items such as:
    • Homestead exemption applications
    • Transferring property ownership
    • Maintaining the county mapping system
    • Providing clerical assistance to the Lee County Board of Review
  • Board Chair FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Board Chair’s Office is responsible for administrative duties relating to the work of the Lee County Board.
  • Clerk/Recorder FOIA Contact (PDF) - The County Clerk and Recorder’s Office:
    • Handles all of the Vital Records (birth, death, marriage, civil union)
    • Registers Assumed Names and Notaries
    • Pays all claims for the county
    • Does the payroll for all county employees
    • Conducts all federal, state, and local elections
    • Records all documents pertaining to real estate
    • Handles delinquent taxes and mobile home records
  • Coroner FOIA Contact (PDF) - The County Coroner’s primary function is to investigate and determine the cause of death.
  • Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Lee County ETSB was established pursuant to 50 ILCS 750/15.4 for the purpose of planning, coordination, and supervision of the implementation, upgrade, and maintenance of the E-911 System for Lee County.
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA) FOIA Contact (PDF) - The EMA was established pursuant to Section 10 of the IL Emergency Management Act (20 ILCS CS 3305/10). The goal of this office is to save lives, stabilize incidents, and preserve property through:
    • Mitigation
    • Preparedness
    • Prevention
    • Recovery
    • Response
  • Health Department FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Lee County Health Department (LCHD) was established in 1946 through a referendum of the citizens of Lee County. As a certified local health department, LCHD is committed to the mission of public health - to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. LCHD carries out the core functions of public health-assessment, policy development, and assurance within Lee County.
  • Highway FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance of 220 miles of roadway under County jurisdiction.
  • Information Technology/Geographic Information Systems (IT/GIS) FOIA Contact (PDF) - The IT/GIS department provides technical hardware and software support for all county offices. All software and hardware purchases facilitate through this office. GIS provides mapping data for county offices and public access. The IT/GIS department works In cooperation with the Assessment office to maintain all GIS map updates.
  • Lee/Ogle Regional Office of Education 47 FOIA Contact (PDF) - The ROE performs regulatory and service functions as directed by the Illinois School Code. The Code states that "the Regional Superintendent of Schools shall exercise supervision and control over all school districts in the region and shall act as the official advisor and assistant of the school officers and teachers in his region" (105 ILCS 5/3-4.2) In addition to coordinating and delivering state and local services, the Regional Superintendent acts as an advocate for educators, school districts, and the public.
  • Lee-Ogle Transportation System (LOTS) FOIA Contact (PDF) - Lee County is responsible for the administration of the Lee-Ogle Transportation System which provides public transportation to the residents of Lee and Ogle Counties.
  • Maintenance FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Maintenance Department’s primary function is to maintain all county-owned buildings and grounds, including the Old Lee County Courthouse, the Lee County Courts Buildings, the 911 Center, the Sheriff’s Building (including county jail), and the Fourth Street Building (former highway building now occupied by the Community Food Pantry).
  • Office of Solid Waste Management FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Office of Solid Waste Management’s mission is to implement the Lee County Solid Waste Management Plan, to assist the County’s residents and businesses in diverting as much material as possible from final disposal, and to oversee the environmentally safe disposal of the County’s remaining municipal waste.
  • Planning/Zoning FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Planning/Zoning Department works with the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Planning Commission to interpret, administrate and enforce the Lee County Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. The Department provides information and direction to citizens regarding all development in unincorporated Lee County, from large scale subdivisions to the construction of garden sheds and fences.
  • Probation Department FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Probation Department’s purpose is to provide an offender who is placed under the department’s supervision the opportunity to learn the proper tools necessary to return them back to a law-abiding citizen and a contributing member of society. The Department develops a planned program for each client based upon the client’s needs and risks. Further, the Department works with the community to provide resources and opportunities for the clients to be accepted back into society.
  • Public Defender FOIA Contact (PDF) - Pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/2-5003(a) the Public Defender is appointed to represent indigent criminal defendants in all matters of:
    • Abuse and neglect
    • Criminal misdemeanors
    • Delinquency
    • Extraditions
    • Felonies
    • Juvenile
    • Post-conviction matters
    • Other indigent persons in matters of mental health commitment
  • Sheriff’s Department FOIA Contact (PDF) - The primary duties and responsibilities for the Sheriff’s Department are:
    • Public safety
    • Traffic and criminal law enforcement
    • Criminal investigation
    • Civil process
    • Emergency response
    • Dispatch communications
    • Courthouse security
    • Operation of the county jail
  • Treasurer’s Office FOIA Contact (PDF) - The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for balancing and distributing the county payroll and invests all county money collection/distribution of:
    • County grant money
    • Drainage tax
    • Mobile home bills
    • Real estate tax bills
    • Tourism tax
  • Veterans Assistance Commission FOIA Contact (PDF) - The mission of the Veterans Assistance Commission is to assist the veterans of Lee County, to oversee their transportation needs, and to authorize appropriations for the emergency needs of veterans.