Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website and may not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (PDF).

If the property for which the records are sought is located in a municipality, please contact the municipality directly for obtaining the records.

Completing Your Request

If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below. Illinois law requires public bodies to respond or deny to FOIA requests within five days. The time for a response can be extended for an additional five working days, as allowed under the law.

Please complete a FOIA Request Form and mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to the department for which the records are being sought. (See FOIA Officer Directory).

Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA officers to process your request more efficiently. (Illinois law does not require you to submit on a standard form, but the request should be in writing). 

Copy Fees

  • First 50 pages are free (black & white)
  • 15 cents per page thereafter (black & white)
  • Actual costs of copying for color copies
*Electronic records can be requested and will be provided, as allowed under the law.