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 was formed in 1977 by residents concerned about uncontrolled development altering the glacial topography and rural lifestyle that they moved into the area to enjoy. Since then this enduring philosophy has continued to shape the physical character of the Village as like-minded residents join the founding families in the area.

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:
  • Village President and Board of Trustees
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, Roads Committee
  • Village Administrator/Police Officers
  • Administrative Assistant/Village Clerk
  • Road Supervisor/Road Crew
The public may access public records by sending a written request in the form of a letter, memo, email or other writing to: Village of Bull Valley P.O. Box 553, Woodstock IL 60098, Attention: Phyllis Keinz, Village Clerk and Freedom of Information Officer.

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