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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Applications are available at the office or you may download them here.
Dorr Township has entered into an agreement with McHenry County to provide transportation services for its residents in unincorporated areas. MCRide is a great way to get around McHenry County. Whether you need transportation for work, school, shopping, or medical appointments, MCRide provides an affordable and flexible way to travel. As a dial-a-ride program, MCRide service is coordinated countywide paratransit service and buses do not travel in a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicle provides curb-to-curb service from the rider’s desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. To schedule a ride, call the Pace Call Center at 1-800-451-4599 or 711 for the Illinois Relay Service. Seniors (60+) and individuals with disabilities can schedule a ride up to seven days in advance of their trip. General public can schedule a ride up to two days in advance of their trip.
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 operates every day, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., holidays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Detailed information on how to ride can be found in the brochure and rider’s guide.
Questions about eligibility call: 815-334-4981 or email@example.com
Christmas Tree Drop Off and Mulch Program
Please click here for more information on these programs through our Highway Department.
Use of Township Facilities
At this time, Dorr Township is not renting their facilities to the public.
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.