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Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests

FOIA requests for copies or inspection of records may be submitted in writing via personal delivery, mail, fax or email.  Emails should be addressed to  Please provide as much information as possible on the subject matter to help expedite the search process.  The person submitting the request should include their name, address, telephone number and email address.  All requests should state whether or not the request is for commercial purposes.  For your convenience, you may download a FOIA Request Form or pick one up at Dorr Township, but you are not required to do so.

General & Emergency Assistance

General Assistance provides financial assistance for residents with little or no income.  Applicants must meet specific state guidelines to qualify.  Emergency Assistance is also available for families, who qualify, for relief of life-threatening circumstances once in a twelve month period.  Applications are available at the office or you may download the forms.  We also provide referrals to other agencies, when necessary.

Salvation Army Emergency Assistance

Dorr Township is an extension center for the Salvation Army of McHenry County, serving residents of Woodstock with a 60098 zip code.  Emergency assistance is provided through vouchers written directly to the service provider.  Assistance given may include help with rent, utilities, and medical prescriptions,  clothing, and food vouchers.  The Salvation Army is a faith based agency which relies on donations, making its programs subject to availability.

The Dorr Township Office also participates with the Nicor Gas Sharing program which provides assistance with natural gas bills for needy people.  Applications are available during those months in which the program is operating.

Transportation Services

Dorr Township has entered into an agreement with McHenry County to provide transportation services for its senior and disabled residents in unincorporated areas. All riders must be registered. MCRide Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb, demand response public transit service available to McHenry County residents traveling within and between partner communites.  Riders call the Pace Call Center 800-451-4599 to schedule a trip the day before they need a ride or up to seven days in advance for seniors and individuals with a disability. 

The fare is based on distance traveled: the general public pays a base fare of $3.00 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile; and seniors and individuals with a disability pay a base fare of $1.50 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile.  MCRide service hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Detailed information on how to ride can be found in the brochure and rider's guide.

MCRider partner communities include:  Dorr Township, City of Crystal, City of Harvard, City of Marengo, City of McHenry, City of Woodstock, Village of Huntley, Village of Johnsburg, Village of Lakewood, Village of Ringwood, Chemung Township, Grafton Township, Greenwood Township, Marengo Township, McHenry Township, Nunda Township, Richmond Township,  Riley Township, Fox River Grove,  Richmond, Ringwood and Union.

To register and schedule a ride call:  800-451-4599.  Questions about eligibility call:  815-334-4981.


Voters Services

Residents of Dorr Township may register to vote at any time at the Township offices at 1039 Lake Avenue in Woodstock.  Voter registration closes 28 days before each election. 


Notary Services

Notary Public Services are available for Dorr Township residents during regular business hours at the Assessor’s office.

Forms for applying for the Senior Assessment Freeze, Senior Exemption and Residential and Commercial Assessment Complaints are available at the Assessor’s office.

Use of Township Facilities

Dorr Township is pleased to make available its facilities for use by the public.  The use of the Township facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis.  To view the space and check if your date is available, you may call the Township @ 815-338-0125, or visit during normal business hours.  To view a copy of the rental agreement, you may come to the office, or for your convenience, download here.


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