FOIA (Freedom Of Information)
CCAO Freedom of Information Department (312) 603- 5307
- 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 236.
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Read Full Text of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act
- CCAO Records Directory
- About the CCAO Office
- List of CCAO Offices
Important Documents Available to Download
Where do I find my PIN?
Your 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN) is printed on your tax bill, your property closing documents and deed, and notices from the Assessor's office (such as your assessment notice).
Enter PIN to see property details
Don’t know the property’s PIN? Search by address.