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Department of Streets and Sanitation Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Streets and Sanitation is to provide a safe and healthy environment on the streets and alleys of Chicago through the effective management of the collection, recycling or disposal of residential refuse, the sweeping and plowing of streets, the timely removal or treatment of graffiti, cleaning of vacant lots, demolition of garages, the efficient towing of illegally parked vehicles, the enforcement of sanitation ordinances, abatement of rodents and the planting, trimming and removal of trees of which the finished product meets or exceeds industry standards and best practices.

File a Streets & Sanitation 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.

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For Streets & Sanitation FOIA requests, write to:

Mail: 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 1107
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

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