File a Human Relations FOIA Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.  Each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, so requests should be submitted to the department that maintains the records you want.
All Freedom of Information requests submitted to City of Chicago departments must include the following information:
  1. The name, mailing address and contact information of the requester;
  2. A description of the records that are being requested. 
Click here to submit a FOIA request online

 

For Human Relations FOIA requests, write to:
Email:                                       CCHRfoia@cityofchicago.org
Mail:                                          Chicago Commission on Human Relations
                                                  Attn: FOIA Officer
                                                  740 N. Sedgwick St., Suite 400
                                                  Chicago, Illinois 60654

 

Please note that all FOIA requests are posted online.  FOIA requests are public information, and when you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the City's website.
 
Please be specific about the information you are seeking, and indicate the exact locations and dates.  Please indicate in your request how you would like the information sent to you (via email, mail, or available to pick up at our office).
Due to our request volume, the most efficient way for us to respond to questions is via email: CCHRfoia@cityofchicago.org
Click here for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program & Initiative Page

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