Office Information (FOIA)
Illinois statute 5 ILCS 140/4 requires each public body to post specific information regarding the public body as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Guides to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act can be found at
Illinois Attorney General - Ensuring Open and Honest Government (click on link)
The functional subdivision of the auditor’s office is shown in the organizational chart is shown.
The total amount of the approved FY 2013 Operating Budget(click on link) for the Will County Auditor’s office is $539,323.
The Auditor’s office employs 4 full-time employees and 1 part-time temporary employee as of 12/01/2012.
The auditor’s office is located at 302 N. Chicago St., Room 140, Joliet, IL 60432.
The county auditor is an independently elected officer responsible for auditing claims of the county, the internal audit of county operations, and reporting to the County Board and the general public.
The purpose of the county auditor is set forth by the statute at 55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-1(click on link) which states:
The duties of the county auditor shall be to:
(a) Audit all claims against the county, and recommend to the county board the payment or rejection of all claims presented.
(b) Collect, analy
ze and preserve statistical and financial information with respect to the cost of operation of the various institutions and facilities maintained, operated or owned by the county.
(c) Approve all orders for supplies issued by the various county officers, before the orders are to be placed with the parties to whom the same are to be given.
(d) Maintain a file of all contracts entered into by the county board and all authorized county officers, for or on behalf of the county. (e) Report quarterly to the county board the entire financial operations of the county including revenues anticipated and received, expenditures estimated and paid, obligations unpaid, the condition of all funds and appropriations and other pertinent information. The county auditor shall cause to be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county, a notice of the availability of the quarterly report for public inspection in the office of the county auditor. Such notice shall be published within 30 days of the date of the scheduled release of the report.
(f) Audit the receipts of all county officers and departments presented for deposit with the county treasurer.
(g) Maintain a continuous internal audit of the operations and financial records of the officers, agents or divisions of the county. The county auditor shall have access to all records, documents, and resources necessary for the discharge of this responsibility.
(h) Audit the inventory of all real and personal property owned by the county under the control and management of the various officers and departments of the county.
(i) Audit the documen
tation, records, and bases for the amounts billed to the county, as maintained by county vendors, under agreements between the county and its vendors, when those agreements provide that the amounts billed to the county are based upon actual costs incurred by the vendor, or when those agreements include the requirement that the county provide a reimbursement for out‑of‑pocket costs incurred by the vendors. The county auditor shall audit the documentation, records, and bases for the amounts required to be paid to the county under agre
ements with outside parties, when those amounts are based upon records and documentation generated, compiled, and maintained by the outside party. The vendors and outside parties affected by this Section shall provide to the county auditor, on a timely basis, all records and documents required by the county auditor relative to the county auditor's duties under this subsection.
Requests for information and public records
The auditor accepts requests to inspect or copy records via U.S. mail, courier, email, personal delivery, and fax. The request does not need to be submitted on a standard form; however, a standard form(click on link) is available.
A request may be anonymous.
Each public body is required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to promptly respond to requests for public records within 5 business days, unless properly extended due to statutory reasons
The Freedom of Information Act officer for the auditor is Cathy Pleasant, Deputy Auditor
Office of Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn, C.P.A.
Will County Office Building
302 N. Chicago St., Room 140
Joliet, Illinois 60432
(815) 740-4319 FAX
Contact the Will County Auditor's Office:
Phone: (815) 740-4609
Fax: (815) 740-4319
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Will County Auditor's Office is located at:
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4059