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
Geralyn Wenkel - 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
- 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 per page.**
General Facts and Figures about the Cook County Treasurer’s Office
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 County.
Cook County Treasurer’s Office Operational Departments
for a diagram
of the CCTO’s operational departments.
Cook County Treasurer’s Office Records
for a digest
of various records maintained by the CCTO.
FOIA Request Log
a log of the FOIA requests that have been received by the CCTO since January 1,
* 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.