All requests for copies and inspection of Cook County Treasurer's Office (CCTO) records must be submitted in writing. 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.*
To submit a Freedom of Information Act request online (preferred method), click here.
If you would rather submit your request by non-electronic means, complete all fields on this form by following all instructions, and mail, fax, or deliver it to:
Cook County Treasurer's Office
Attention: Legal Department
Geralyn Wenkel - FOIA Officer
118 North Clark Street, Room 112
Chicago, IL 60602
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.**
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 $12 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.
Click here for a diagram of the CCTO's operational departments.
Click here for a digest of various records maintained by the CCTO.
Click here to download a log of the FOIA requests that have been received by the CCTO since January 1, 2024.
Click here to download a log of the FOIA requests that have been received by the CCTO from January 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2023.
* 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.