Freedom of Information Requests
How to Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request - All
requests for copies and inspection of Cook County Treasurer’s Office (CCTO) records
must be submitted in writing and should be directed to the CCTO Freedom of Information
Officer via mail, facsimile, e-mail or in-person delivery at:
Cook County Treasurer's Office
ATTN: Legal Department
James DiTommaso - FOIA Officer
118 North Clark Street, Room 112
Chicago, IL 60602
FOIA Request Form - Please click here to access and complete a CCTO FOIA Request Form.
The FOIA request must include the following:
- Detailed description of the materials and documents being requested;
- Contact information where you can be reached; and
- Disclosure whether the request is for a commercial purpose.*
FOIA Request Fees - Pages 1-50 of black and white, legal or letter
size copies will be provided at no cost. All additional pages will be $0.15
General Facts and Figures about the CCTO - The Cook County Treasurer’s
property tax duties include efficient and effective collection, investment safety,
prudent investment yield, efficient distribution to local governments, and issuance
of valid taxpayer refunds. Our Office is responsible for collecting over $11 billion
in annual real estate taxes on approximately 1.8 million taxable parcels, and distributing
those funds to approximately 2,200 local government agencies/units throughout Cook
Click here for a diagram
of the CCTO’s operational departments.
Cook County Treasurer’s Office Records - Click here for a digest of various records maintained by
* Use for a "commercial purpose" means the use of any part of a public record
or records, or information derived from public records, in any form for sale, resale,
or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services. It is a violation of the
Freedom of Information Act to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial
purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose.
** The CCTO reserves the right to require receipt of payment of the applicable
fees before copying the requested documents is initiated.