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 namemailing address and contact information of the requester
  2. A description of the records that are being requested 

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The Department of Technology and Innovation maintains the following categories of records:

  • Budget requests and City Council budget hearing documentation
  • City technology standard policies and procedures
  • Department personnel files, reports and payroll records
  • Software licenses
  • Task order requests, proposals and acceptance and rejection letter

Please note: records listed on this page may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

For Technology and Innovation FOIA requests, write to:

Department of Technology and Innovation
2 N. LaSalle, Floor 10
Chicago, IL 60602


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:

Click here for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program & Initiative Page