Freedom Of Information

CCAO Freedom of Information Department (312) 603- 5307

FOIA Officers

  • Mark Kos
  • Michael Beaver

The Freedom of Information Officer (FOIA Officer) receives requests submitted to the CCAO; ensures that requests are responded to in a timely fashion and issues responses under the Act. The FOIA Officer also develops lists of documents or categories of records maintained by the Operating Department(s).

Approximate # of CCAO Employees

The CCAO's total number of full and part-time employees is approximately 288.

Methods to Obtain Records

Via Mail or in Person: Requests for inspection or copies of public records must be made in writing and directed to the CCAO Freedom of Information Officer, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Via FAX: (312) 603-3616

Fees and Costs

FOIA grants a public body the authority to charge fees pursuant to the provisions of the FOIA “except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statute…” 5 ILCS 140/6(b).

The Property Tax Code Section 14-30 allows the CCAO to charge a “…fee of 35 cents per page of legal size or smaller and $ 1 for each larger page…”

The Property Tax Code Section 9-20 allows a charging of a “…reasonable fee established by the custodian…” for property record cards.

Important FOIA Links

Important Documents Available to Download